WCC and Economic Empowerment

Women Challenged to Challenge

It is a sad fact that Women with disabilities are more likely to be the victim of economic hardship than Men with disabilities.  It is also true, and the root cause of this poverty, that Women with disabilities are more likely to be illiterate and otherwise unskilled having had their access to education hindered in their youth and discriminated against in their later life. This is wrong, and WCC have taken up this challenge.

Literacy rates among women and girls with disabilities are exceptionally low. Along with this, disabled women are excluded from other employable skills as well.  The education of a girl with disability is not a priority in many families. They see no value in investing a girl with a disability and as they often say:  ‘No one will employ her anyway’.

This creates a culture of dependency where these women and girls are dependent on family members…

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