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Building an Inclusive Workforce: 5 Steps for Hiring People with Disabilities

An inclusive workforce is a working environment that values individuals and harnesses the abilities of each individual, which enable a company to embrace different backgrounds and perspectives. Trillium Employment Services  Building an inclusive workforce means hiring people from different backgrounds. It has several benefits including driving innovation, building community, increasing productivity and better quality of service. …

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Starting all over again: the plight of urban vendors with disabilities in Zimbabwe post-COVID-19

Disabled vendor Veronica Chinyerere, also director and founder of the Zimbabwe Amputees Association (ZAA), at her stall in Harare. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. There are between 1.2 million to 2 million people with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Most of them are self-employed (vendors) in the informal sector and live from hand to mouth. Due to COVID-19, the …

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Acclaiming Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for Women with Disabilities in Zimbabwe

By Nyasha N’onzwe The sexuality and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of women and girls with disabilities are often omitted in sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) programming. However, women and girls with disabilities are sexual and have the same SRH needs as women and girls without disabilities. Accordingly, the sexuality and SHR needs …

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Women with Disabilities in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world

Mrs. Mukurazhizha of Women Exel and women with disabilities pose for a photo after a mentoship session. By Nyasha N’onzwe Women with disabilities continue to be sidelined in leadership in most developing countries. Although there are more women than men with disabilities, the voice of the disability movement often excludes women.  Also, more men than …

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People with disabilities can succeed and contribute to the world’s economy

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By Nyasha N’onzwe I believe that people with disabilities have the potential to succeed in life and to contribute to the world’s economy. If they are educated, people with disabilities can do the job as well as, if not better than, their non-disabled counterparts. Similarly, if they are empowered, people with disabilities can run businesses …

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