Women-Led Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods

DHRC, Nepal

2018-2021, with the support of UK Aid

Sewing workshop 2

Our partnership with the Nepal Disabled Human Rights Centre (DHRC) began in 2007 with a 5-year Advocacy for Change project, to ensure that Nepal’s new constitution included disabled people’s rights in accordance with the UN Convention.

The Women-Led Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods project aims to contribute to a reduction in poverty and the equalization of opportunities for women with disabilities, female carers, and their families, in the Dhading District of Nepal.

Visit to WLID project

It should have a positive impact on the wellbeing of these groups of people, by increasing their income, reducing social inclusion, and improving access to services, entitlements and economic opportunities. Self-help groups for and led by disabled women/women carers have been formed and enabled to advocate for better access to justice and services.

Advocacy activities are also being undertaken at the local, district and national levels, with the aim of reducing stigma and increasing awareness and understanding of disabled people’s rights, and their access to services and justice.