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Women with disabilities in development : intersecting invisibility, intersecting realities

SHETTLE, Andrea
August 2009

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"This report briefly reviews selected literature on the situation of women with disabilities in development, chosen from among the bibliographical references provided by participants in the e-discussion. Next, it will present a summation of the challenges that confront girls and women with disabilities in development as identified by the participants. Finally, it will conclude with recommendations from the participants on how development actors and others can help address these challenges"
A Report on the E-Discussion on Women with Disabilities in Development, March 2009

A health handbook for women with disabilities

MAXWELL, Jane
WATTS BELSER, Julia
DAVID, Darlena
February 2007

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This book deals with practical advice on health care for women with disabilities. It has been developed in partnership with health care professionals and disabled women in over 42 countries. It covers the key issues of disability in the community; accessible health care; mental health; sexual health; family planning; and child birth. The book is written in a practical and accessible style, suitable for anyone with an interest in disability, social development and women's health issues. In particular, the book offers a valuable insight into 'real-life' personal experiences of disabled women

Disabled women : vulnerability, education, employment and society

September 2006

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Women with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to abuse and segregation. This article presents a situation analysis of women with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. Lack of resources and prejudice prevent women with disabilities from access education and training. As a result, opportunities for employment are considerably slim. Inaccessibility of the physical environment often means that they may also be left out from family and community activities

Claiming our bodies : resource pages

DOE, Tanis
O'TOOLE, Corbett
KAFER, Alison
1999

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This resource pack gives an overview of resources relevant to disabled women, activists and DPOs. Disabled women gaining control over their reproductive health is an important way for them to defy the medical pathologizing and define their bodies as natural

Leadership development for women with disabilities : key issues and strategies in leadership training and successful participation in microcredit programs

SIKAND, Meenu
1998

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This report is based on research conducted at the International Symposium on Micro-credit for Women with Disabilities. The report addresses the effectiveness of women's leadership training strategies. In addition, it documents the key issues and strategies for the successful participation of disabled women into micro-credit programmes. It is targeted at disabled women, DPOs and activists

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