Status: Recently completed
Political participation is an important milestone in demanding and asserting one’s human rights. For people with disabilities, particularly women, the ability to participate in politics at community, district or national level is challenging.
This baseline study, a population-based cross-sectional survey, examined the differences between people with and without disabilities relating to their political participation in Cameroon and Senegal. It generated evidence to inform Sightsavers’ programmes and extended partners; including but not limited to governments and others working in the area of disability.
In Cameroon the study was was be conducted by Sightsavers in collaboration with l’Association Nationale des Jeunes handicapés du Cameroun and the Ministry of Social Affairs in three regions; the Centre Region, Far North Region and South West Region. In Senegal, the study was implemented in four urban areas: Kaffrine, Kaolack, Louga and Dakar (Pikine East and Pikine South)