Source: Nile Post News 

Women with disabilities have asked government to avail them with employment opportunities such that they can improve their lives.

Olive Namutebi, the executive director of the Albinism Umbrella Uganda explained that there is need for reasonable accommodation in order to improve the status of women with a disability.

Namutebi said that though they have got skills as women with disabilities, they have not been employed to use their skills.

"We call upon the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to employ women with disabilities. They have got a lot of skills but they have not been given a chance to exercise them," Namutebi said.

The women also claimed that they are regularly subjected to sexual abuse yet when they go to police to report, they are asked for money for fuel to go and arrest the perpetrators.

The women asked for inclusion of everyone in issues about disability and called for support of persons with a disability.

The representative of the Disability Commission in the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Lydia Kiwumulo encouraged disability activists to pass on the knowledge they have acquired to others.

"I commit to pass on the knowledge of inclusiveness of government programmes to persons with disability," she said.

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