On June 22nd 2017, under the project “Accessibility for Inclusion”, the Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD) organized a workshop named “Gender and Disability” with the participation of over 60 people with disabilities from Tuy Phuoc, Binh Dinh.
The host of the workshop was Ms. Duong Hien Hanh who got a considerable experience in the field of gender equality, and domestic violence prevention and control. She included different exercises and activities to help the attendants detect the signs of violence and told them how to lead a happy life.
Ms. Duong Hien Hanh was giving instructions in the workshop
In the exercise “Who is the victim of domestic violence?”, an attendant said: “People with disabilities can easily become the victims of domestic violence because they are physically vulnerable, lack of self-defense and live dependently on others. They can hardly fight against violence.”
The attendants were presenting their work
At the end of the afternoon, the attendants were divided into groups. Each group had to draw a picture of domestic violence. The result of the task was many drawings of different kinds of violence: a father used violence on his child because the child did not study hard, a husband beat his wife in a drunken stupor, etc. Most of them gave a sense of darkness and sorrow. In this exercise, all of the groups shouted out the slogan “Happiness is when there’s no violence”.
An overview of the workshop