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Urgent Action Fund-Africa Call For COVID-19 Disability Rights Grants



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Urgent Action Fund-africa Announces Call for Applications for Covid-19 Disability Rights Grants.

Urgent Action Fund (UAF) Africa is committed to supporting and improving accessibility, equity and inclusion of women and gender non-conforming defenders with disabilities within the gender justice and human rights movement.

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Africa is uncertain as it has created an unprecedented situation that constantly evolves.

State-sanctioned measures to curb the spread of the disease have had a disproportionate impact on the livelihood, health and wellbeing of women, and gender non-conforming defenders with disabilities.


The pandemic is a multidimensional crisis that has had adverse effects on prevailing economic, health and social care systems.

The crisis has further resulted in the widening and deepening of existing socio-economic fault lines and inequalities for disadvantaged communities along the lines of gender and disability.

It is in these gaps that women, and gender non-conforming defenders with disabilities face considerable lack of opportunities to access relevant information, health care, basic needs as well as wellbeing support for themselves as individuals and communities.

Urgent Action Fund-Africa is expanding her COVID-19 response towards supporting women, transgender and gender non-conforming defenders with disabilities to:

  • Develop and widely disseminate messages and information about the disease in disability friendly formats such as braille, audio, sign language and large print.
  • Simplify and/or translate the complex COVID 19 information that is being shared by governments and public health experts into simple, disability friendly formats and local languages.
  • Provide practical needs such as medicine, masks, gloves, sanitizers, soap, water and food.Funding InformationUAF- Africa provides Rapid Response Grants of up to $ 8,000 to support the above-mentioned work.Allocations Accepted All Year Round.

    For more information and application details, see; Urgent Action Fund-Africa Call for COVID-19 Disability Rights Grants

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