Leaving No One Behind: Gender Accessibility Audit in Kramatorsk City, Donetsk Oblast - Summary of Findings
The Gender Accessibility Audit, conducted in Kramatorsk City of Donetsk region, identified the information and communication challenges, as well as the infrastructure barriers, which restrict access of women with disabilities to public services and cause their exclusion. The audit included eight public institutions, which provide services that are priority for women with disabilities or having children with disabilities in Kramatorsk city.
The results of the Audit confirmed that all eight buildings did not comply with the international standards and the accessibility requirements of the national legislation. Audit identified barriers such as: lack of accessible transportation to reach the facilities; lack of or absence of ramps at the entrance of the buildings; lack of accessible toilets for women with disabilities; lack of specific equipment to examine women with physical disabilities at healthcare facilities; absence of medical personnel who has been trained to provide non-discriminatory approach and special assistance to women with disabilities; and absence of accessible information materials.
The Audit was conducted by the women and men with different forms of disabilities from the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine. Women and men with disabilities developed the recommendations based on the Audit findings, and advocated with the Kramatorsk City Council to implement them through local programmes and budgets for 2018.
The Gender Accessibility Audit in Kramatorsk City was conducted in partnership with the National Assembly of People with Disabilities of Ukraine and Kramatorsk City Council in 2017 in the framework of the UNDP/UN Women Joint Programme “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine” funded by the European Union.
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