44 chapter 2: Organizing for disability-friendly health care
Working for change
Here are some suggestions you can use to work together with health workers to
improve health care services. These activities can be used to:
• raise awareness about accessibility, availability, and the attitudes that
make it hard for disabled women to find and get good health care.
• identify actions that can improve health care for disabled women.
Meeting in a group to share personal experiences of health care barriers can build
each woman’s confidence.
Step 1. Everyone has something to offer
To help everyone feel comfortable, and to show how each person has a contribution
to make, you can ask each woman to tell about something she does well or that she
is proud of. (No one has to talk about herself if she does not want to.)
Kranti is a
Maria keeps the
Rania is a skilled
midwife and has
Adetoun is a
The children in
her family and
to listen to her.
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities 2007