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1 Women with Disabilities Maria Veronica Reina Global Partnership for Disability and Development

2 WwD in Development-GPDD 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 2

3 Framing the Issue Marginalization results in Exclusion: – Economic – Social life – Community Barriers to Development Programs – Physical – Cultural 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 3

4 Reproductive Health of WwD Barriers to access reproductive health care and basic medical care – Inaccessibility of health care clinics and procedures – Lack of information in appropriate formats – Lack of awareness and sensitization among agents Rights denied – Retain fertility – Give birth 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 4

5 Violence and Access to Justice Violence from – Care givers – In war – In prisons – From their own families Barriers to access Justice – Accessibility issues – Awareness issues 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 5

6 Education Women with disabilities: lower educational attainment than other women and men with disabilities Developing countries: lack of teachers and schools capable to addressing the needs of children with disabilities in education, especially in the rural areas. 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 6

7 Environment Women with disabilities: disproportionately impacted by natural and man made disasters 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 7

8 Employment Discrimination, based on gender or disability or both, is a significant barrier for women with disabilities in obtaining employment. Women with disabilities face attitudinal and institutional barriers to participating in different forms of employment, including self- employment 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 8

9 Other issues Marginalized Populations within Women with Disabilities Girls with Disabilities Aging with Disability Care-giving Assistive devices Sanitation Data 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 9

10 Other issues 2 Media Mental health 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 10

11 Recommendations Leading role in society Participation in development Inclusion of a gendered disability dimension Accessibility from project design Disability awareness Stories of WwD 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 11

12 Recommendations 2 Self-determination Capacity building of wwd Appropriate training of stakeholders Inclusion of wwd in education Accessible schools Early identification of girls with disabilities Indicators 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 12

13 Recommendations 3 Participatory research Media MDGs 2/8/2014 Our Forgotten Sisters: Women with Disabilities in Situation of Conflict 13


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