Leave No Woman Behind
The goal of the Leave No Woman Behind project is that women who face multiple discriminations, exploitation, abuse and/or violence take part in national, African and global processes to protect their rights and work for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that no woman is left behind. In the first phase the project works mainly with women and girls with disabilities. The four partners – Ghana Federation of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (GFD) in Ghana, AMASBIF in Mali, Polycom Development Project in Kenya, and GCAP – work together to implement the principle “Nothing about us, without us”. The complete global Leave No Woman Behind reports are now available. Each publication has a different focus, investigating regional and thematic dynamics which perpetuate multiple discrimination of women but also propose policy-based solutions! You can also find the report under Key Documents.
Ghana Federation of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (GFD)GhanaGhana Federation of the Disability Organizations (GFD) then Federation of Disabled Associations (FODA) was established in 1987 as a national umbrella organization of persons with disabilities with the then Ghana Association of the Blind (GAB), Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) and the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD), who are the founding members. The GFD is a non-Governmental, non-Profit and non-partisan organisation that works towards establishment and maintenance of official relations with the government of Ghana and its institutions, and organisations both local and international having shared, common interest with those of the Federation.
Polycom Development ProjectKenyaPolycom was started in response to the sexual violence and exploitation faced by young girls in Kibera informal settlement in Nairobi. There was a particular case when a 39 year old man had a sexual relationship with an 11 year old girl that spurred the organisation’s founder, Jane Anyango, into action. She wanted to help girls to understand that they need to take care of their bodies until they are ready. She started by educating girls to understand themselves and make informed decisions concerning their lives, particularly their bodies. The organization was later registered as Polycom Development Project (PDP).
Association Malienne pour la Sauvegarde du Bien Etre Familial (AMASBIF)MaliAMASBIF's vision is a more equitable society promoting the rights of women and children in a healthy environment. It's mission is to contribute to the achievement of a better living environment for Malian families.
Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)GlobalGlobal Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) supports people in their struggles for justice and brings individuals and organisations together to challenge the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequalities. Together, we defend and promote human rights, gender justice, social justice, climate justice and the security needed for the dignity and peace of all. GCAP is a network of over 11,000 civil society organisations (CSOs) organized in 58 National Coalitions and in constituency groups of women, youth and social justice, among others.
Latest Leave No Woman Behind Updates
WATCH: Rural Widowhood – Culture, Covid, Conflicts and Climate Crisis,…
On March 14th 2023, Widows for Peace through Development and co-sponsor, the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) held a CSW67 Parallel Event “Rural Widowhood: Culture, COVID, Conflicts…Read more
INVITATION: “Rural Widowhood: Culture, COVID, Conflicts & Climate Crisis” on…
"Rural Widowhood: Culture, COVID, Conflicts & Climate Crisis" by Widows for Peace through Development & Co-Sponsor GCAP On Tuesday, March 14th 2023, Widows for Peace through Development and co-sponsor, the…Read more
GCAP March 2023 Newsletter: Statement on International Women’s Day 2023…
GCAP Statement on International Women's Day 2023 Dear Colleagues, On March 8 we celebrate International Women's Day! As GCAP, we prepared a statement on the current situation of women in English,…Read more
- LNWB - Global Report overview of all 6 parts
- LNWB - Global Report (Summary)
- LNWB - Full Global Report 88 pages
- LNWB - Women With Multiple Discrimination Global Overview
- LNWB - Woman with Disabilities in Africa
- LNWB - Discriminated on Work and Descent (DWD) in South Asia, Europe and Latin America
- LNWB - Indigenous Woman in Asia
- LNWB – Situation of Women and Girls with Disabilities Africa Report - March 2021
- National Report on the Situation of Women with Disabilities in Mali #LeaveNoWomanBehind - February 2021
- National Report on the Situation of Women with Disabilities in Ghana #LeaveNoWomanBehind - February 2021
- #LeaveNoWomanBehind National Report on the Situation of Women with Disabilities in Kenya - Febuary 2021
- Leave No Woman Behind
- Kenya 2020 CS VNR
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- GCAP Official HLPF Side event 2021, Leave No Woman Behind LNWB
- Side Event Recording: Better support needed for women with disabilities – Leave no women behind during COVID-19 and beyond - March 2021
- Building Roofs and Raising Floors Through Inclusive Digital Technologies and a Global Fund for Social Protection – CSocD 59 Side Event - February 2021
- Invitation to online event: Better support needed for women with disabilities: Leave no women behind during COVID-19 and beyond - February 2021
- Access to Justice for Dalits and DWD Communities – GCAP at World Social Forum 2021
- HLPF side event on 10 July, 16:00-17:30 GMT - July 2020
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Voices, Faces & Stories
Women with disabilities making policy demands in Ghana
Disabled people are still viewed as a burden to their families and objects of pity. They are not expected to be seen in social gatherings and, if they do go, they attract uninvited looks.
Patience, polio survivor
September 2019, Ghana
I took my child with disability to special school, but the child dropped out of school because she became too heavy to carry and I could not afford a wheelchair.
Patience, polio survivor
September 2019, Ghana
Faces of Inequality Campaign
Faces of Inequality changes the perception of inequalities. Changed values and cultures will prepare the ground for the systemic changes needed. This is connected with concrete struggles example for decent work and social protection.