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Gender & Disability Department

CoD's Gender & Disability Mainstreaming Message

The Gender and Disability Mainstreaming section started at Murang’a University of Technology in October 2013. 

Vision

To mainstream gender and disability in all operation of the University.

Mission

To ensure equality, equity and inclusivity of all staff and students in Murang’a University of Technology 

Objectives

  • To promote fairness and inclusivity by addressing gender and disability concerns in the University
  • To gather relevant information about students and staff with disability and disseminate it to different sections in the University
  • To identify both public and private partners to support gender mainstreaming programs and promote gender rights of students and staff in the University
  • Facilitate the provision of comprehensive and quality services to students and staff with disabilities, including orientation, mentoring and guidance and counseling services.
  • To sensitize and create awareness on gender sexual based violence, gender based violence and the needs of persons with disability.
  • To develop and coordinate the implementation of Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Policy

Possible upcoming events include:

  •  Sensitization of students and all staff on gender and disability issues (continuous).
  • Training of gender ambassadors; this is an exercise for selected number of students to equip them with skills to address issues pertaining gender (once a year).
  • Conducting accessibility audit
  • Celebration of international women’s day
  • Gender and disability awareness week

Services offered by the Department

Students

  • Collaborating with the University administration and teaching staff to ensure students with disability receive appropriate services to facilitate their learning.
  • Cooperating with the administration to remove any environmental barriers that may make it difficult for students with disability to access the environment.
  • Equipping selected students with skills to address issues pertaining gender; gender based violence, sexual harassment and be gender ambassadors among their peers.
  • Liaising with director catering and accommodation to ensure suitable accommodation facilities for students with disabilities.
  • Linking students with disability to bodies that may offer financial assistance for example NCPWD and other organizations.

Staff

  • Organizing workshops to equip member of staff with skills on dangers of domestic violence and gender sexual based violence.
  • Giving information about the process of tax exemption with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in line with National Council for Persons with Disability as per persons with disability act 2013.
  • Providing information on Registration procedures with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD).