A discussion on how to promote women with disabilities’ socioeconomic participation to achieve an equal future. Last March 8th we commemorated International Women’s Day. We celebrated the advancements in gender equality whilst reflecting on the barriers that continue to impede women’s full equality and inclusion.
This year’s theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” – highlights how the global pandemic has exacerbated the specific and ongoing challenges facing women in relation to their full and meaningful inclusion in political, social, economic, and cultural life. These challenges are being experienced disproportionately by already-marginalised groups, including women with disabilities.
As part of the Innovation to Inclusion (i2i) programme, Plan International will be presenting the findings from a Gender Analysis carried out in Bangladesh and Kenya. We will bring voices of women with disabilities and private sector representatives to the table and promote a discussion on recommendations that support the participation of women with disabilities in the world of work.
i2i is a three-year project funded by the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office) that aims to deliver direct and sustainable change for women and men with disabilities in Bangladesh and Kenya.
Ariana Almeida, Women Economic Empowerment Specialist from Plan International
Nasrin Jahan, Founder & Executive Director of the Disabled Child Foundation (DCF)
Margaret Ndei, Talent Specialist at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Kenya)
Moderator: Maureen Piggott, Board Member of EDF
Accessibility: International Sign Interpretation and captioning will be available during the event.
The event has a limited number of places available in order to ensure interactive conversation, hence we recommend registering early.
Contact: Diana Zsoldos, Communications and Logistics Officer for International Cooperation email@example.com