Empowering Women with Disabilities in Northern Ghana

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Augustina Naami
Reiko Hayashi

Keywords

Ghana, women with disabilities, empowerment

Abstract

Women with disabilities in Ghana experience the triple disadvantage of sexism, ableism, and poverty, curtailing their visibility in society and their access to rights and sustenance.  This article describes a program implemented to empower women with disabilities in Northern Ghana, the country's poorest region.  

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