RUB campaign for the mainstreaming of Women with visual impairment into Isange One stop centre’s services  

The Rwanda Union of the Blind has conducted a three day training for Isange One Stop Centre staff as part of the ongoing campaign on disability mainstreaming for the inclusion of women with visual impairment. The training which started from 12th to 14th September, 2022 brought together at least 20 participants among them are GBV officers, Investigators and Medical Doctors of Isange One Stop Center from central level and district levels.

 The training also brought on board 5 women with visual impairment with the aim of experience sharing with staff of Isange One Stop Centre (ISOCs) and improve their awareness on available GBV services.

The training which was conducted with the support from the GIZ Rwanda targeted 4 districts (Musanze, Rubavu, Nyagatare & Nyamagabe). These four districts were selected based on the fact that it is where there are more women members with visual impairment.

The main objective of this training was to enhance the skills and knowledge of the staff of Isange One Stop Center on disability and human rights based approach for a successful inclusion and mainstreaming of visually impaired women into Isange One Stop Center Service Provision by taking into consideration of special needs and attention of women with visual impairment in their respective service centers.

The inclusive training will also empower women with visual impairment towards improved awareness on GBV and timely reporting of related cases for legal and other necessary support services.

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