People living with disabilities are often forgotten as victims in cases of politically motivated violence, but if one evaluates the issue, they are the most vulnerable and they are the ones who suffer more.
Have you ever thought of a brother or a sister on a wheelchair when teargases are thrown in the streets? How about when shots are fired? Are they able to run for life as well like others? How do they survive? These questions are considered by a few yet they are of paramount importance. Women living with disabilities suffer from the deteriorating service delivery in high density suburbs. They have limited access to hospitals, water and basic commodities.
Centre for Conflict Management is conducting lobby and peace dialogues with people living with disabilities for them to share their experiences during times of violence and map a way forward to provide healing for them. “We believe Peace is inclusive, healing is for everyone, and no one should be left behind. Therefore we hope to reach out to people living with disabilities so that they too can be involved in
Violence is more prevalent in high density suburbs where youths are usually used as perpetrators of violence due to their economic vulnerability. In Harare, places like Epworth, Mbare and Chitungwiza among others have been hotspots of violence; therefor there is great need to help youths and other victims of violence to heal from traumatising experiences they were exposed to.