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Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association (EWDNA)

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  • Ethiopia
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The Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association (EWDNA) was founded in 2002, and in April 2016 was registered and licensed by the Charities and Societies Agency as an Ethiopian charity.
EWDNA focuses on the issues affecting the lives of women and girls with disabilities in Ethiopia and works to build their capacity, skills, opportunities and inclusion in society. Specifically, EWDNA serves women and girls who are deaf, blind, autistic, have an intellectual disability, have a physical disability, or have been affected by leprosy.

EWDNA’s activities include the provision of services in rehabilitation, education and skills training; the promotion of mobility and accessibility, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS education/support; and the full participation of persons with disabilities amongst government bodies, civil society groups, and society more broadly.
Today, EWDNA’s members total more than 1,150 women with disabilities across six regions (Mekele, Bahir Dar, Hawassa, Adama, Diredawa, & Harar).

The main area of Womankind’s partnership with EWDNA is contributing to the shared aim of strengthening women’s empowerment in Ethiopia and the awareness and understanding of disability, including voice and visibility of women with disabilities.
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