DIWA Training Manual on Gender and Disability Mainstreaming

Why this Training Manual is Important
This training manual brings together two key issues; these are gender and disability – aspects that have, for a long time, treated independent of each other by advocates of either gender or disability mainstreaming. Accordingly, this training manual is an instrument for capacity development so that participants use the gained knowledge to promote gender and disability mainstreaming in development processes. Reference is made to CEDAW, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Thus, we are attempting to simultaneously address the two realities (gender and disability), which until recently were largely ignored. Hence DIWA felt that:

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