Author Archives: W-DARE

Being positive: Getting over the odds to impart family planning information to men and women with disability

November 28, 2015. It was a big day for Rachel, Richel, Jessa, Belen and Lorna—members of Extending Hands group that was formed from the Participatory Action Groups (PAGS).  They were organizing a seminar on FP that would be attended by … Continue reading

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Interview with Joy Garcia, president of W-DARE partner organisation WOWLEAP and Sectoral Representative for the disability sector to the Philippines National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)

Today’s post is provided by Liz Gill-Atkinson, a Research Assistant on the W-DARE program. The post features an interview with Joy Garcia, president of W-DARE project partner WOWLEAP, a national organisation of women with disability in the Philippines, about her … Continue reading

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W-DARE PAG facilitators involvement in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Philippines post – disability inclusive development training

Today’s post from Carminda Licerio, a women with a disability who has been involved with the W-DARE program since phase 1. Carminda writes about her experience at the recent DFAT Disability Inclusive Development Training in Manila and reflects on some of her experience … Continue reading

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W-DARE Blog – The PAG intervention – taking participatory action on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for women with disability – Ligao, 8th of July 2015

Today’s post is written by Alex Devine, a W-DARE Co-investigator from the University of Melbourne. Alex writes about her recent trip to the Philippines in July 2015, working with the W-DARE PAG Coordinator, Ms Rak Ignacio, to support the PAG interventions.  … Continue reading

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A tribute to Ms Liza Presnillo

Today’s post comes from Ma. Rowena Riviera (Weng), a women who is Deaf who has been involved with W-DARE since the start of Phase 1. In her role on the W-DARE project, Weng has conducted qualitative interviews with other women who … Continue reading

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Launch of the W-DARE Community Report

The W-DARE team is proud to share the following report: “Women with Disability taking Action on REproductive and sexual health (W-DARE) – A summary of initial findings and pilot interventions”.   A description of the report from the Executive Summary is below: … Continue reading

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Disability and Gender Sensitization workshops and Health Center Walk-Through Assessments: Ligao City and Quezon City

This post comes from Mona Pindog, a Research Assistant on the W-DARE Program based at the Social Development Research Centre at De La Salle University in Manila. In this post, Mona provides an update on the implementation of recent supply-side … Continue reading

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