Introduction to HURIWD:
HURIWD is a community based organization which was established in Wakiso district in 2012. It was started by a group of women and girls with different disabilities (physical disabilities, the deaf, the blind, the “little persons”, women with albinism, etc.) to work towards realizing respect, protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls with disabilities.
It is a women’s organization led by women with different disabilities and its beneficiaries are women and girls with different disabilities in Uganda.
A world where human rights of women and girls with disabilities are respected protected and promoted.
To work towards realizing respect, protection and promotion of human rights of women and girls with different disabilities.
- Under take legal review to identify disability and gender gaps, with reference to regional and international conventions like the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities, ICCPR, ICESCR, ICRC, CEDAW, CAT, to advocate for amendment and enactment of disability and gender sensitive legislations at national and local government levels.
- Build a critical mass of women and girls with disabilities who can go out and advocate for their health rights and needs to be included in the plans, programs and budgets of government, advocate for gender and disability legislations, accessibility to health services, materials in accessible formats and much more.
- Build a critical mass of women and girls with disabilities with leadership and governance skills, to enable them advocate for self- representation, demand for governance principles like inclusion, participation, transparency, inclusive budgeting, accountability, equity, free and fair elections and others.
- Demand annual accountability from government ministries, local governments and other government institutions on what they did for women and girls with disabilities visavis the constitutional and other legal requirements and parliamentary rules of procedure.
- Educate women and girls with disabilities on their civil and political rights and the economic, social, cultural and development rights to enable them demand for these rights from the respective institutions at national, regional and international levels (political participation, SDGS, Africa 2063, EAC regional agenda, Beijing plus process, etc.
- Seek observer status with Treaty Bodies like CRPD, CEDAW, the Human Rights Council, or ECOSOC, Sub Regional and regional bodies like the East African Community, African Union and their subsidiary institution like the African Human Rights Commission, to advance the rights of women and girls with different disabilities.
- Work on issues of women and girls with different disabilities in difficult circumstances like those in war zones to enable them participate in peace and recovery processes, those faced with violence, street beggars, those living in urban areas facing eviction to pave way to development, those faced with effects of climate change and others.
- Gather views of women and girls with disabilities annually for onward submission to the national planning and budgeting process of government.
Ms. Nakanjako Josephine
Chairperson HURIWD Board
Hon. Safia Nalule Juuko
Ms. Nawejje Doreen Mayanja
Ms. Kinene Betty
Ms. Mazzi Deborah
Kidandi Joram Ignatius
Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Officer
Ms. Nantogo Norah
Ms. Nabacwa Annet
Mr. Bosa Hannington