In searching for available data on women with disabilities, widows and elderly women in Swaziland is a very difficult task. This study attempts to document data for women with disabilities and the elderly women, and widows. Some data was identified from certain qualitative reports on disability in general, the elderly people and widows. Countries are urged to collect sex disaggregated data and conduct a gender analysis of this data. Sex-disaggregated data are data that are collected and analysed separately on males and females. This typically involves asking the “who” questions, for example, who provides labor, who makes the decisions, who owns and controls the land and other resources. Or it may involve asking men and women about their individual roles and responsibilities. Some people mistakenly believe that the goal of collecting sex-disaggregated data and conducting gender analysis is simply to understand the situation for women. But, both men and women are involved in production, so it is necessary to understand both of their roles and responsibilities and how these may change in the context of new policies, markets, and technologies.
CANGO with support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) commissioned a research that tried to document what data was available for elderly women, women with disabilties and widows. The full report can be downloaded on the link below: