The National Network of Women with Disabilities (NNWWD) was established on September 23, 2019 and represents a union of women with disabilities and civil society organizations operating in the fields of the rights of women and girls with disabilities.
The Mission of the Network is to promote the implementation of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of disabled women and girls.
In order to accomplish its mission, the Network has defined the following strategic course of action:
- To promote the implementation of activities addressing the issues of gender equality of women and girls with disabilities, violence against women and girls with disabilities and domestic violence;
- To promote the implementation of sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls with disabilities;
- To promote the civil and political participation of women and girls with disabilities.
Since the day of its establishment, the Network has been actively engaged in promoting the mainstreaming of the issues concerned with disabled women and girls in women issues through conducting various promotional activities, as follow:
- Co-operates with the state institutions working on human rights and gender equality issues as well as with central and local Gender Equality Councils;
- Is actively engaged in the promotion of issues concerned with the political participation of women and girls with disabilities;
- Is engaged in the process of identifying priorities for the Human Rights Council and formation of coordinative mechanisms for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
For advancing the issues concerned with disabled women and girls as well as for removing the existing stigmas and changing the attitude towards the community, the Network co-operates with the local and international organizations, such as Women’s Fund in Georgia, UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP.