Disability Justice Fund for Women

Empowering Disability Justice: Transforming Lives, Strengthening Movements.

Launching a new catalyst for change and disability justice.

We are proud to launch the Disability Justice Fund for Women, a groundbreaking initiative designed to empower and uplift women with disabilities in Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana.

The Disability Justice Fund for Women will fund organisations led and controlled by women with disabilities.

Our aim is to strengthen women with disabilities and their movements – including the most excluded women – to have the capacity and resources to advocate for ratification of the African Disability Protocol (ADP), their rights, dignity, and full inclusion in society.


Our Vision.

The fund’s vision is disability justice for all women with disabilities and their movements.

The fund is initially focused on Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana and forms part of our new strategic approach to shift power to people with disabilities.

Money for the fund comes from the Open Society Foundation and ADD International. For each competitive round of grants, around $60,000 will be available in each country.


Participatory Grant-Making

The fund is taking a participatory grant-making approach. This means women with disabilities from Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana have been and will continue to be involved in deciding what the money is for and who gets the money.

At ADD International, we know those with lived experience of disability are the best people to find solutions to the challenges imposed by ableism.

So far, we have worked with six women with disabilities from Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana who were chosen by their communities to design the fund. There are some limits on how the funds can be used, and we have been working with the grant design team to design the mission, vision, and eligibility for the fund within these limits. We will be working with more women with disabilities to decide who gets funding.

The grant design team have also identified the need for information sessions on both the fund, disability justice and the African disability protocol.

We will share more information on those here and provide other updates on the fund.


For more information:

Ghana Contact: Adwoa Amponsah-Dapaah
Email: elsieamponsahdapaah@gmail.com Telephone: +233 503774851 

Tanzania Contact: Elineca Ndowo, Email: elineca.ndowo@add-tanzania.org 
Telephone: +255 717 075 958 

Uganda Contact: Scovia Mwerya, Email: scovia.mwerya@add-uganda.org 
Telephone: +256773596539 and +256392000207

Complaints and Feedback

If you wish to raise a complaint or share some feedback with ADD about this project please contact Rose Tesha, Regional Director – Africa, by email rose.tesha@add-tanzania.org or phone +255 22 2780336; Cell: +255784316556 or +255713316556.

Safeguarding

ADD expects high standards of conduct and professionalism from all our employees and representatives. For more information about safeguarding at ADD, or to raise a concern regarding behaviour, please visit our safeguarding webpage.