Transforming Disability Knowledge, Research and Activism – TDKRA is a collaborative project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) over four years, from 2016 until 2020. This project focuses on engaging women and girls with disabilities in three disadvantaged communities in Hanoi, Thua Thien Hue, and Can Tho, Vietnam in participatory research as a way of building local knowledge and developing activism in support of their inclusion. We provide opportunities for graduate students, academics, and activists in Canada to engage in transnational work for social justice with disabled girls and women in the global South.
The TDKRA project has three key objectives:
- To document the situation of girls with disabilities in education in three geographic areas of Vietnam;
- To test out the use of interdisciplinary, community-engaged, and participatory methods that engage girls and women with disabilities; and
- To build capacity for Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) by engaging them in collaborative research practices which foster collective activism.
More information regarding the TDKRA Project is available at carleton.ca/tkaa