Wi Lead by Sabi (We Lead by Example)
- Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :Sierra Leone
- Testing Period :12 months
- Amount :$174,089
CAUSE Canada tested an innovative solution that aimed to address discrimination at the intersection of gender and disability. Women with disabilities are at the center of this solution, directly working to transform the negative pattern of exclusion they endure into a positive one, by directly implementing sustainable changes in their communities.
During the testing period, women with disabilities were appointed as Champions in rural communities of the Koinadugu and Falaba districts of Sierra Leone. The Champions supported out-of-school girls with disabilities, their parents and families, and the entire community to identify and plan specific strategies toward improved access to rights. Champions were empowered with knowledge on the rights, needs and risks faced by women and girls with disabilities and methodologies for raising awareness, capacity building and leading change.