For far too long, women and girls with disabilities have been invisible, which has increased their vulnerability. Women and girls with disabilities experience “Double Discrimination,” which includes the gender-based and disability-based discriminations and marginalization. As a result, women with disabilities often must confront additional disadvantages even in comparison to “men with disabilities” and “women without disabilities”.
What we do:
We strive to get a minimum 30% women participation in all our trainings. Special emphasis is put in our advocacy campaigns to change prevailing perceptions and make people understand that women with disabilities can be productive members of society. Mothers always tell us that they want better lives for their daughters but don’t know how. The COVID-19 Pandemic made things even worse when education and job opportunities disappeared.
Youth4Jobs’ Online Trainings came to the rescue, as we saw more and more women with disabilities, including wives and widows, login from across the country. Y4J works with young women with disabilities from villages to skill them and place them in jobs. They are trained in employability skills like computer skills, life skills, soft skills, English communication and are placed in entry levels jobs in companies.
Baseline data clearly demonstrates that there is a clear positive impact on the lives of women with disabilities, which also directly affects the lives of their families in a sustained manner.
Through our job linked training programs we have transformed, till date, the lives of over 8000 young girls and women with disabilities from all over the country. Employing young women with disability have enabled them to:
A dip-stick survey was done to understand the impact of training and jobs on young women with disabilities. Below are some amazing insights from our McKinsey Volunteer: