The desert Fashion Gala
Despite the strides made in increased advocacy for the rights of women in Kenya, women with disabilities have remained a marginalized group with their rights left out of the conversation most of the times. In order to amplify the voices of this group NONDO in 2017 started a beauty contest called The Desert Fashion Gala.
The driving force behind this Desert Fashion Gala is to create awareness, visibility and highlight the challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities. By offering opportunity to showcase the beauty and talents of these young women, we aim at shifting the narrative by stimulating conversations and educating the general public on disability rights and inclusion.
We want to see a future in which the participation, inclusion and recognition of women and girls with disabilities is assured.