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.
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