Disability Inclusion in Gender-Based Violence Programming in Sri Lanka
In 2018, funds from the Australian Government were made available to the Women’s Refugee Commission to pilot a component of the IASC Guidelines. The pilot aimed to demonstrate and document how GBV guidance can been practically applied to support the protection and empowerment of women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian action. IPPF’s Member Association in Sri Lanka, the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka (FPA-SL) was awarded by the Women’s Refugee Commission to pilot these guidelines in early 2019. FPA-SL, together with the Disability Organisations Joint Front (DOJF), targeted a cross section of government officials representing health, social services, disaster management, women’s and children’s affairs at the district, division, and community levels. The project contributed to identification of GBV-related risks, barriers, and strategies, strengthened capacity of GBV service providers on GBV and disability inclusion and enhanced coordination and referral pathways.
Read about the key learnings of this project together with a case study: http://www.fpasrilanka.org/sites/default/files/2019_ippf_disibility_in_humanitarian_v4.pdf