QuickPress: E-Library for Women with Disabilities in Africa

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Check out http://www.nawwd.co.za for an e-Library developed to support Women with Disabilitiies in Africa

In September 2009 the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD) commissioned Disability Action Research Team (DART) and CBR Education & Training for Empowerment (CREATE) to strengthen the Network of African Women with Disabilities (NAWWD). The brief included development of this e-library.

Electronic resources were collated during a systematic review of information relating to women with disabilities in Africa. The website domain contains a collection of articles, research reports, factsheets, documents and training packs produced between 1994-2009. Searches were conducted on the websites of key international Non-Government Organisations (INGOs) and Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs,) as well as several other international bodies such as the African Union (AU). The searches took place over a period of 3 weeks and were restricted to documents which are available at no cost; all of these are in English, but where Portuguese or French versions were available, these are included. Electronic copies of all the articles cited here are available in different formats (MS Word and PDF). In addition, there is a list of websites and organizations which may be useful resources to women with disabilities on the continent.