By Tendai Guvamombe
Deaf Women Included(DWI) has moved a step further in calling for the development of the first ever gender responsive Persons With Disability law with the intention to ameliorate the special needs of the disability community- Spotlight has learnt.
DWI Executive Director, Agnes Chindimba revealed this while addressing Journalists at a media conference held last week in the Capital.
“The intention is to promote the development of first ever gender responsive Persons with Disability law which is set to bring dignity to the lives of women and men with disability, who are doubly marginalized and discriminated against.”
The Bill will become the first law with elements of specific gender provisions for women with disabilities and integrated provisions for persons with disabilities. The Bill will also carter for the empowerment of women with disabilities.
Chindimba also revealed that her organization published a report and a GBV case management guide to ensure special considerations for women and girls with disabilities vulnerable to abuse and different forms of discrimination.
“DWI has published a knowledge product report and a supporting GBV case management guide which makes provisions for special considerations for women and girls with disabilities in pursuit of ease justice in cases where they experience abuse and different forms of discrimination which are foundational in the violation of their rights.”