National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) is a National Network of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) like-minded governmental and non-governmental local and International Organizations that include mainstreaming of women with disabilities in their mandate. Established in 2009 To ensure full and equal inclusion and participation of women with disabilities in the development process, dynamic and effective strategies for the promotion and empowerment of women with disabilities all over the country and will be adopted international forum through developing a cooperation mechanism.
NFWWD envisions a just and inclusive society, where women with disabilities live with dignity, respect, and equality.
Empowering women with disabilities through policy reforms and advocacy
To promote the national cooperation (Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Baluchistan and GB) on women with disability related concerns through strengthening and facilitating Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) to achieve the mainstreamed implementation of the UNCRPD (UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities). To offer expert advice, research, technical cooperation and operational assistance to States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, in order to build national capacities and facilitate international, regional and bilateral cooperation on the concerns of women with disabilities.
To contribute to the development of DPOs through research, dialogue, design and implementation of gender-related programmes aimed at maximizing women with disabilities leadership.
To be a primary reference point for women with disabilities information, research, best practices, data collection, compatibility and sharing.
To promote, facilitate and support national debate and dialogue on rights of women with disabilities, to advance understanding of the opportunities and challenges it presents, the identification and development of effective policies for addressing those challenges and to identify comprehensive approaches and measures for advancing international cooperation.
To participate in coordinated plans in the context of CBID and IL Networks in the disability movement
Collaboration with other organizations
National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) was conceived and initiated by women with disabilities themselves. NFWWDs is committed to mainstreaming disability in development through empowering individuals and organizations of persons with disabilities as well as sensitizing society about rights based approach. NFWWDs provide a platform where women with disabilities can raise national voice of women leaders with disabilities. Which will enhance the opportunity for women with disabilities to actively contribute in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life, they can also advocate the issues and concerns of women with disabilities.