Persons with disabilities may be impacted more significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Light for the World provides multiple translations of guidance by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on how to mitigate this impact.
In partnership with UNICEF, and with financial support from the Government of Norway, Light for the World produced Aid out of Reach, a report documenting the experiences of people with disabilities, many who were the hardest hit by Cyclone Idai in 2019.
A guide for organizations and practitioners
Making sex education work for young women with intellectual disabilities. A case study from Ethiopia.
People with disabilities are usually among the poorest in the developing world. Yet they are often ignored by development organisations. These organisations are usually not aware of the capabilities of persons with disabilities and often don’t know how to adapt their activities so disabled people can participate.
A psychosocial approach promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
During humanitarian crises and natural disasters, persons in vulnerable circumstances are hit hardest. This includes persons with disabilities. According to a recent WHO World Report on Disability, 15% of the population worldwide live with a disability, 80% of them in developing countries. This means that more than 700 million persons are at a higher risk of not accessing humanitarian action because of discrimination, physical barriers or their relative invisibility to intervening organisations.
AMFIU in collaboration with NUDIPU have been implementing a microfinance and Disability Project since 2006 with support from Norwegian association of Disabled (NAD). the Project aims at increasing access to sustainable microfinance services for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Uganda. Light for the World (LFTW) Netherlands and NAD financed this study aiming at unveiling the dynamics of organisational change – both the drivers of and obstacles to change - that have taken place within the MFIs/SACCOs in relation to disability inclusion, as well as the life changes experienced by persons with disabilities in accessing microfinance services.