Advancing Equality among Girls and Women with Disabilities

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Some of the shirts tailored by Girls with Disabilities under the apprenticeship program

Expressions of interest by girls and women with disabilities in surrounding sub-counties, community participation and acceptance, as well as continuous advocacy from beneficiaries within communities are some of the success pointers National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda has achieved under the implementation of advancing the equality of girls and women with disabilities apprenticeship program in Kasese District.

Sidora (little person) holding a wighead at the salon she is learning from

Girls with disabilities were availed with the opportunity to gain practical skills under the tutelage of professionals in the areas of hairdressing and tailoring – skills that were picked up by girls; Sidora (little person) and Jackline (cerebral palsy) who now have their own customer base and places of work in their sub-counties.

Jackline (cerebral palsy) at her tailoring machine

The girls excitedly shared how customers look forward to being worked on by them and face no discrimination within the community.

The apprenticeship program laid the ground for sustainability and financial independence for Girls and Women with Disabilities in Kasese.