|Association of Women with Disabilities: Rights-Based Struggle of Women with Disabilities Phase 3|
Grantee: Association of Women with Disabilities
Purpose: Informingwomen with disabilities about their rights so that they can take an active role in solving their problems
Locations: Canakkale, Icel
Grant Amount: 159,999 TL
Project Partner: Adana Women’s Solidarity CenterPeriod: 14 July 2014 – 13 July 2015
Women with disabilities are disadvantaged for both having disabilities and being woman. They are not sufficiently aware of their rights as women and persons with disabilities and therefore not organized enough to fight discrimination.
"This association taught me my rights and that I needed to raise my voice to face these challenges in my life… Later you see the strength within yourself and you realize you don’t need to be stuck at home and that you can join the society. We are everywhere, it’s just that they don’t see us, that they don’t notice us."
"ENGKAD’s studies to date have showed that women with disabilities have limited access to information. They got used to what would be termed as abuse and accepted it as a part of normal life; for example, if they had to give up their money, they believed that it was because they were obligated to pay towards the family’s living expenses."
Chairperson of ENGKAD