I am doing a desk research on barriers to education for girls with disabilities and any effective programmes and interventions that have addressed or are looking promising in addressing those barriers. This would include interventions on safety and quality education school-retaed GBV, early identification, access to vocational training and transition from primary to secondary; rehabilitation, engagement with families on disabled girls in education etc.
Would any of you have documentation of such experience, or could you point me to anything you have seen, or connect me with anyone who is working on such programmes?
Thank you for your help
These maybe helpful: https://plan-international.org/publications/include-us
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I am a consultant on the GEC and we have 3 great projects doing work across these areas, who also all have endline studies out now/ very soon that I am sure you could draw data from. I'd be happy to connect you with them - my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would also love to see the research when you're done!
You should contact: Stephanie Ortoleva, President of Women Enabled