Hello, and welcome to Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Department. Murang’a University of Technology is very committed towards realizing inclusiveness, gender equality and disability friendly environment. The University has also strived in ensuring student and staff with disability enjoy a barrier free environment by putting in place accessible toilets for PWD, ramps, accessible University website where one can increase and decrease the font for the low vision, recruiting a sign language interpreter, clear signage and presenting information in a format which can be understood by all users. The various activities conducted by the department are aimed at creating awareness on gender and disability issues affecting students and staff such as sexual harassment, gender based violence and discrimination of people with disability.
The Gender and Disability Mainstreaming Department was started in Murang’a University of Technology in October 2013. The purpose of the Gender and Disability Mainstreaming section include; To collaborate with the University administration and teaching staff to ensure students with disability receive appropriate services to facilitate their learning. To work with the University Management to remove any environmental barriers that may make it difficult for students with disability to access the environment. To liaise with Director Catering and Accommodation to ensure suitable accommodation facilities for students with disabilities ,conducting sensitization on disability issues. To maintain data on employees and students with disability.
To advocate for gender equality, creating awareness on gender based violence and sexual harassment.
To ensure all functions of the University are disability and gender responsive. The department has three policies which guide its operation namely: Gender Mainstreaming Policy, Sexual & Gender Based Violence Policy and Disability Mainstreaming Policy. The department closely works with two important committees which are:
Disability mainstreaming committee
Gender mainstreaming committee
The department serves the following objectives in the university;