TOT on access to Justice, Breaking the barriers of silence

Nepal Disabled Women Association organized a three-day training for trainers on gender-based violence against women with disabilities at Hardik Hotel in Kathmandu under the project “Access to Justice: Breaking the barriers of silence” conducted with the support of Women Kind Worldwide. Nineteen women including hearing impaired, visually impaired, women with disability and parents of intellectually disability people from Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Kavre districts participated with the aim of developing and mobilizing the capacity of women with disabilities to prevent possible violence.

In the training, information was given about the introduction, definition and classification of disability, as well as information about the importance of disability identity card. There were also a discussion about the services and facilities arranged by the government for people with disabilities, including the work and responsibility of the disability coordination  committee  DCC at the local level.

Similarly, national and international laws related to control violence against women, constitution, Laws and regulations were discussed as well as role  of these laws play in elimination violence againist women with disability. The national and international laws aimed at guaranteeing the rights of persons with disabilities were also discussed.

Participants shared their experiences and discrimination faced by women and girls with disabilities and discrimination based on their disability. Similarly, the types of discrimination that are forced to be experienced in daily life, the identification of risk areas of  violence, the role of judicial bodies, the structure and method of justice, and how to deal with such situations and counter violence were also discussed.

The process of registering incidents of  violence, measures to prevent violence against women with disability, barriers to justice, challenges and practical difficulties in the process were discussed.

Since the participants had to conduct training at the community level, they were also informed about the issues related to disability and violence, as well as what the role of the facilitator should be in facilitating any training and the things that should be taken into account while conducting the training so that everyone can understand it.

Tika Dahal, President of Nepal Disabled Women Association, Meena Poudel, General Secretary and Advocate Bimala Khadka facilitated this training for.