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Supporting Equality Projects

WACL have supported 64 individual project partnerships to break down barriers, champion inclusion and access to services, and enable a voice for marginalised groups within community life, through

  • work that makes a reality of basic Human Rights
  • empowering women
  • empowering people with disabilities
  • empowering minority ethnic and diaspora groups
  • supporting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) people
  • promoting interracial cooperation
  • intercultural cooperation
  • interfaith cooperation
  • intergenerational cooperation
  • Enabling marginalised groups to participate in society and to have a say in decisions that affect them

Spotlight on...

Empowering Positive Women from Swansea to Swaziland

Swansea-based NGO, Positive Women work tirelessly alongside Swaziland for Positive Living (SWAPOL), in the country with the highest HIV prevalence in the World - where 1 in 4 people are HIV positive. Read More...

 No one left behind - International Disability Day

Supporting the inclusion of people with disabilities in community development projects is often seen as complex, expensive and beyond the reach of small international organisations. Paul Lindoewood, coordinator of Disability in Wales and Africa, debunks that myth and shows simple and effective approaches to inclusion through two stories from the Brecon - Kenya Link. Read more...

Wales' first African Film Festival

Organised by Welsh African diaspora and themed ‘Nostalgia and Africa Unity’, the festival celebrated African culture and arts through films, discussions and workshops, marking 50 years of African Unity as well as providing those bitter, sweet memories of Africa for the Diaspora and those who have been to the continent. Read more... 

 

Supporting Collaboration

Disability Wales Africa (DWA) were set up in 2012, with a grant from Wales Africa Community Links, to bring greater focus to the disability agenda, share learning and information, and to facilitate collaboration between 7 Welsh disability projects working with East Africa.

 

The Sub Saharan Advisory Panel (SSAP) were set up in 2009 to bring together Wales’ own African diaspora groups to have a voice and a profile, working with others to shape Wales’ international development contribution.

 

 

Equality - Useful References and Resources

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

DfID / UKAid Policy - Improving the lives of girls and women in the world's poorest countries

Guardian Global Development Hub - MDG3 (Women and Girls)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Women's Empowerment

Oxfam - Women's Rights

VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) - Participation and Governance

Christian Aid - Gender Equality

 

 

 

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