Our Enabled Womxn Arise (EWA – using the term womxn to include women-identifying and gender non-conforming persons) project was launched in July 2022 with the aim of equipping women and girls with disabilities with knowledge around gender-based violence, with an emphasis on the intersection of disability and gender- based violence in South Africa.

The project also sensitizes service providers within the Criminal Justice System on matters pertaining to GBV towards womxn and girls with disabilities, and also increases self-representation of womxn and girls with disabilities, challenging them to speak out on this matter.

The project trains womxn and girls with disabilities around GBV, where after they become Disability-GBV Ambassadors/Peer educators, forming peer groups of not more than 10 persons to share knowledge acquired from training and experiences with fellow womxn and girls with disabilities in their communities or chosen areas.

The first group of womxn and girls has been trained and are presently working in their communities.

Thank you that we can actually have this conversation; no one ever raises this conversation from a persons with disability perspective

Ingrid Bame

Awareness is so important I think there are many components that the Deaf community does not have access to and therefore is not aware.

Nobuhle Maseko

A wow moment for me since being part of the NCPD Enabled Women Arise programme was, finally being linked to a Child Protection Unit because one thing for sure, even after the programme I am still going to be advocating for women with disabilities except now I will be doing it with a reliable team unlike before where I would go to the police station and no one would take me seriously.

Scado Mkhondo

Interesting and useful publications by NCPD on Gender-Based Violence

Red flags How to leave


Disability and gender-based violence flyer
Flyer : Consequences of violence against women and girls with disabilities in South Africa
Flyer : Disability GBV Screening - a guide when screening for GBV in women and girls with disabilities in South Africa