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Human rights situation of women and girls with disabilities

Summarizes the human rights situation of women and girls with disabilities and the challenges they face in developing countries.
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Summarizes the human rights situation of women and girls with disabilities and the challenges they face in developing countries. Some women with disabilities have improved their individual situations: the book chapter explains how. It furthermore explains how disabled people’s organizations have improved the human rights situation of women and girls with disabilities. Additionally, it summarizes the parts of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) most relevant to women with disabilities. Includes some examples of deaf women and girls and their human rights situation.

Amy Wilson authored this book chapter. It appears in the book Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women’s Lives, Human Rights. Debra Bergoffen, Paula Ruth Gilbert, Tamara Harvey, and Connie McNeely, edited the book. It  published in 2010.

The book chapter is not available online for free. Readers can purchase the book through booksellers such as Abe, Book Depository, and others. Or ask your library to purchase a copy.

For people who have print disabilities (for example, blind people), you can try looking for this book in an accessible format via an online service like Bookshare. Or, if you use a library service that participates in the ABC Global Book Service, you may wish to inquire whether this book is available.

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