WHAT: The project supports networking of women with disabilities in five Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
WHY: The Network provides opportunities for experience sharing and peer support and helps women to exchange information and materials. Because of systemic marginalization women with disabilities have low self-esteem and lack information sexual and reproductive health and on their rights.
HOW: Information on sexual and reproductive health and rights and bulding of self-esteem is effectively shared through the Network and through peer support. The project benefits the local disabled women who gain experience and information. The Finnish Family Federation provides training on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
PARTNER ORGANISATION: The project is coordinated by the Kyrgyz disabled women’s organization Ravenstvo and implement by Ravenstvo, Shyrak (Kazakh disabled women’s organization) and Ishtirok (Tajik disabled women’s organization).
COORDINATION AND INFORMATION: Veera Pensala, veera.pensala(at)kynnys.fi