The GBV and Disability Toolkit was developed by the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and International Rescue Committee as part of a project piloted in Burundi, Ethiopia, Jordan and the Northern Caucasus in the Russian Federation. The project aimed to identify barriers to access, and to pilot and evaluate strategies for promoting disability inclusion in gender-based violence (GBV) programs.
This Toolkit includes the outputs that were developed during the course of the project and are being shared so that others can work towards greater disability inclusion in their GBV programs. Each tool was created with input and participation of persons with disabilities, as well as GBV practitioners, over the period of a year. They are intended to support GBV staff to build disability inclusion into their work, and to strengthen the capacity of GBV practitioners to provide services to survivors with disabilities.
The tools are designed to complement existing guidelines, protocols, and standards for GBV programming, and should not be used in isolation. GBV practitioners are encouraged to adapt them to individual programs and contexts, and integrate them into trainings and capacity building efforts.
To learn more about the project as well as read our findings and recommendations, please see the research and learning page of this site.
GBV and Disability Toolkit
Overview of the Toolkit for GBV Practitioners – English.