News & Updates
Women with Disabilities.
BASSETERRE St. Kitts, March 20th, 2013 -- Margaret thatcher once
said: "If u want something said ask a man; if you want something done
ask a woman" On January 24th 2013 the first ever Women with Disabilities
(WWD) network came to life. Ms. Petra Pringle (Chairwoman) and Ms.
Travia Douglas (Secretary) was given the arduous task of spearheading
the project. At present we are still in our infancy stage like a child;
vibrant, energetic with lots of potential for growth.
The St. Kitts Nevis Association of Persons with Disabilities Women's
Network is a small and vibrant network of women with and without
disabilities working for the equal and human rights of women with
disabilities in St. Kitts and Nevis.
The SNAPD Women's Network is a member of the Disabled People
International-North America and the Caribbean (DPI-NAC) Regional Women's
"Women with disability have and are being treated unfairly because of
our disability and our gender". This network is set up to achieve our
rights as women. Our main purpose is to make sure all women are
respected and can fully experience life.
"Our mission is to build partnerships and to provide support"
"Life does not stop; why should we?"
Our objective is to break down barriers and erase stigma. It is very
hard for us to present ourselves in this capacity, and women throughout
the world have withdrawn themselves from society simply because of one
thing; FEAR. Our national network is here to reverse that fear and
assure others that it is safe to integrate. This transition may take
some time but our network is here to give them the foundation and tools
that would assist them on their journey.
There was much buzz in the air on Friday the 8th of March
(International Women's Day) at the Fisherman's Wharf when the network
was officially launched. Women around the world celebrated this very
special time as well as embraced what it really means to be a woman;
their achievements in history and what we should stand for on a whole;
equality; respect and recognition.
In view of this no one should be left behind and women with
disability are no exception as they to have a right to equality; respect
and recognition. The guests present were infused about the network's
foundation vision and future plans. Though the gathering was small, many
were touched after a short story was presented by Petra Pringle about
her experience and the public's perception about women with
We would like to invite women with and without disabilities in the
federation to join us on our campaign for equality and inclusion.