Hesabika

PROBLEM STATEMENT

Disability statistics in Kenya have over the years recorded a significantly lower disability prevalence compared to the global 15% prevalence rate estimated by the World Health Organization. According to the 2019 census, 2.2% (0.9 million people) of Kenyans live with some form of disability. Direct comparison of disability prevalence in 2009 and 2019 is problematic due to differences in data collection methodologies, ages covered and size of administrative units. The 2019 census also indicates that 1.9% of men have a disability compared with 2.5% of women. The 2009 census reported 3.4% of men and 3.5% of women had a disability.
Documented studies have shown that due to several causes there is a higher prevalence of disability among women than men, the increased incidence in sexual and gender based violence among women in addition to poor reproductive healthcare services and nutrition, women and girls with disabilities experience disproportionate levels of exclusion due to gender and disability.

 

Short Term Goals

This Ability Trust would like to use the data analysis reports towards policy advocacy and inform the policy makers and duty bearers on the accurate percentage of persons with disabilities segregated into the gender segments of the country’s population. In order to achieve our collective goals, we are partnering with other stakeholders to utilize the USSD data collection system and work in tandem to create visibility and join the campaign to mobilize registrations countrywide, in addition to the data analysis and dissemination.

Long Term Goals

To increase the visibility of women with disabilities in the national and international level, by improving the quantitative curated data.

Ways to get involved in the the campaign

  1. Share the USSD code *548# across your networks.
  2. Join the #HESABIKA campaign on social media across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  3. Participate in media opportunities (radio, TV) co-organized by various partners.
  4. Share your logo to be used in the campaign products.
  5. Sign an MOU to support on data analysis and joint advocacy

Hesabika 2022 Report

Disability statistics in Kenya have over the years recorded a significantly lower disability prevalence compared to the global 15% prevalence rate estimated by the World Health Organization. According to the 2019 census, 2.2% (0.9 million people) of Kenyans live with some form of disability.

Direct comparison of disability prevalence in 2009 and 2019 is problematic due to differences in data collection methodologies, ages covered and size of administrative units. The 2019 census also indicates that 1.9% of men have a disability compared with 2.5% of women.

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