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Violence against women with disabilities

March 2011

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"The aim of this paper is to educate people about the violence experienced by women with disabilities, to make recommendations about what can be done by a variety of stakeholders to end violence against women with disabilities, to motivate agencies dealing with violence against women to include prevention of violence against women with disabilities in their work, and to empower women with disabilities to protect themselves against violence"
Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers on Women and Girls with Disabilities

Annual ministerial review segment (AMR) : implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to gender equality and the empowerment of women


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"The purpose of this statement is to draw attention to the situation faced by women with disabilities globally, and in particular to highlight multiple discrimination faced by women with disabilities in low and middle income countries; the international community has an obligation to take specific actions to include the rights of women with disabilities across all gender related policies and programmes"
2010 ECOSOC High Level Segment Open Call

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

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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


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