Disabled Women in Africa (DIWA) is an independent organisation of Women with disabilities working throughout Africa.
DIWA was formed in 2002 as a subcommittee of the Pan African Federation of the Disabled (PAFOD), but due to the unique
challenges that are faced by women and girls with disabilities and the administrative challenges experienced in the past
it has steadily been moving its operations away from the federation and is now an independent Regional entity registered
in Zimbabwe as a charity trust and as an NGO in Malawi. These two offices often collaborate and the headquarters of DIWA
is fully established in Malawi.
DIWA focuses its work on women and girls with disabilities because it is a group of people that are found to experience greater discrimination than men with disabilities and non-disabled women, arising from the dual effect of their gender and disability.
To empower African women and girls with disabilities through research, information sharing, networking, partnership and capacity development for unity in diversity.