1 billion people, about 15% of the world population, have a disability. 80% of them live in developing countries like Nepal. 45 million of them are Indigenous Peoples.
More than 370 million Indigenous People live in 90 countries, 185 of them are Indigenous women. Indigenous women are 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women.
There are 54 million Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities and 28 million Indigenous Women with Disabilities who are leading multiple and intersectional discrimination at all spheres of life.
In Nepal, there are more than 1.3 million Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities, and the number has increased since the 2015 earthquake. 700000 of them are Indigenous Women with Disabilities living in risk and unsafe situations.
Research conducted by NIDWAN shows that 91.9% of the respondents mentioned indigenous women and girls with disabilities are subjected to higher rates or specific forms of violence.
NIDWAN works for the groups having multiple and intersecting identities and builds synergy both at the grassroots and global level collectively with various organizations and relevant stakeholders by cross-movement collaboration.