Partners seek disability-inclusive response to Covid-19

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Partners seek disability-inclusive response to Covid-19

What you need to know:

  • Stress levels caused by economic hardships, restricted movements and social distancing, has contributed to high SGBV cases among persons with disabilities.
  • At least 53 women and girls with disabilities have been subjected to SGBV since March 13, when Covid-19 was first declared in Kenya.
  • Conducting  court sessions on Zoom excludes blind people.
  • NGEC working with the Ministry of Health to ensure healthcare needs of persons with disabilities are met.

Measures to contain Covid-19 in Kenya have accelerated vulnerabilities of women and girls with disabilities to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

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