Persons with disabilities (PWDs)

The situation before KIPP programme

The situational analysis conducted before KIPP concluded that the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the political parties in Kenya was inadequate and presented a gap concerning the civil and political and democratic rights of persons with disabilities as entrenched in the international and national legal instruments. Political parties were slowly trying to include persons with disabilities in their agenda in terms of policy and practice.

Disability inclusion is important in ensuring persons with disabilities (PWDs) can access their fundamental rights and principles. In Kenya, WFD in partnership with Demo Finland is promoting persons with disabilities (PWDs) inclusion within political parties by implementing the Kenya Inclusive Political Parties (KIPP) Programme.

The programme works with 13 political parties and 21 organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and civil society organizations (CSOs).