This interim report presents a research project which explores disabled women’s experiences of domestic violence and investigates existing service provision available to them. It is "based on two national surveys, one of domestic violence organisations and one of disabled people’s organisations. Specialist facilities and accessible services were in short supply in both sectors. One recurrent issue was lack of secure on-going funding, which held many organisations back from developing their services as fully and inclusively they might wish. The provision of appropriate training, and improved liaison between the two sectors, would help to provide a better service for disabled women experiencing abuse"
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
This brief article looks at how disabled women face double discrimination because of their disability and their gender. In many developing countries women are only valued in their roles as wives or mothers. If they have a disability, they may not be in a position to assume those roles. Often they suffer isolation and become victims of violence. There are also signs that inequalities between men and women are growing. The article calls for changes in family and community attitudes towards women and disability
This publication highlights the difficulties that women with disabilities often encounter and includes practical information on how to improve their situation. The report analyses the underlying factors of double discrimination based on gender and disability and proposes concrete actions to achieve equality. This report would be of interest to all those concerned with the fight against discrimination throughout Europe
This paper considers the specific challenges facing women with disabilities in South Asia and puts forwards some possible strategies to overcome these disadvantages in a community based rehabilitation setting
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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