Disability and Gender Equality

    

Learning from evaluations of our projects: 2015 to 2017.

CBM Australia’s evaluations highlighted examples of good practice in considering gender issues and contributing to changes in norms and roles. There has been an increased focus on the rehabilitation training of fathers and siblings (rather than mothers only) leading to increased involvement in care of children with disabilities and, in some cases, household work. Evaluation findings also confirmed some common challenges in the meaningful engagement of women and particularly women with disability. They also highlighted the effect of cultural norms around masculinity and its potentially negative impact on health seeking behaviour. See our full report. 

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