Pilot Project for Inclusive Violence Prevention Programming

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  • The Accomplishment

  • What Worked

  • About the Author

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) worked together to identify barriers that make it harder for women with disabilities to access Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response programs. They listened to women, girls, boys, and men with disabilities in Burundi, Ethiopia, Jordan and the Northern Caucasus in the Russian Federation. The IRC and WRC started a pilot project in these four countries. They tested different ways of enabling women with disabilities to access GBV programs to find what worked best. Their work resulted in a toolkit on disability inclusion for GBV practitioners. Visit our GBV resource page linked below to access the toolkit and other resources.