Breaking down barriers in Togo

Plan International Ireland signs agreement with Trinity College Dublin to identify barriers that exclude girls with disabilities in Togo


Exciting times ahead as Plan International Ireland launches research partnership with TCD

A new research agreement between Plan International Ireland and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) that will identify the barriers excluding girls with disabilities from everyday life in Togo was signed last week.

The Gender Disparities and Disability research programme, a collaboration between the Departments of Economics and Social Work/Science in TCD and Plan International’s Disability and Inclusion Teams, will take place over the next six months, ending in December 2016.

Most vulnerable

Children with disabilities, and especially girls with disabilities, are particularly vulnerable to cultural and social forces, which may result in inattention to, or abuses of, their rights and interests.

This research will provide  evidence on the causes of the disparity between boys and girls with disabilities and provide recommendations as to the types of approaches necessary to ensure that all girls and boys with disabilities are identified and have access to disability inclusive programmes.

Want to know more?

To find out more about this research project, or to speak to us about our inclusion and disability work, you can email Frank Velthuizen or call him on +31 610 783 006

Pictured is Plan International Ireland’s CEO, David Dalton and Mary Tracey, Trinity Research and Innovation.