5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Women on the rise - no one left behind!

Social protection and self-employment empowering women with disabilities to take the lead

Brainstorming lab
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
14:45 to 16:00

The debate tackles the intersections of gender, disability, social protection, human rights and economic empowerment. Speakers will share country-level experiences on how reliable social protection and access to work contribute to empowerment of women with disabilities to become the driving force of sustainable development in their communities and local economies.

The session addresses the experiences of women with disabilities in low and middle-income countries.

Various approaches taken to remove the barriers that women with disabilities face will be shared by the EU-funded initiatives Bridging the Gap and EU Social Protection Systems Programme (EU-SPS) and the ‘Women with Disabilities Leadership Programme’ of NGO Light for the World.

What works, what doesn’t? Come, and share your ideas!

Organised by


Flora Myamba
Social Protection and Gender Specialist
Women and Social Protection Tanzania Limited
Sreynak Hun
Program Liaison Officer
Light For the World
Hisayo Katsui
University of Helsinki
Roman Mesfin
Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf Blind
Akhyar Omer
Women with Disabilities Association - Gadarif State