New Pilot Project
In 2016, the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Working Group established a Task Team to develop IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action.
The development of IASC Disability Guidelines marked a significant step in advancing accountability for the inclusion of persons with disabilities within the inter-agency coordination mechanism.
Sri Lanka was selected as one country to pilot these guidelines on disability and FPA Sri Lanka takes this opportunity to initiate a disability-inclusive humanitarian action together with providing an efficient sexual and reproductive health response during a humanitarian crisis. A training and action plan workshop was held from the 5th -7th of November with the participation of teams from the Disability Organisations Joint Front and FPA Sri Lanka.
The pilot project titled “Initiative for Empowered Action among Disabled Communities against GBV” is funded by the Women’s Refugee Commission.
Ms. Emma Pearce, Gender and Inclusion Consultant from WRC facilitated the workshop.