For the CEDAW Committee statement on Gaza, see this PDF CEDAW Committee Statement on Women and Situation in Gaza July 18, 2014
General Recommendation 18 – Disabled Women:
Disabled women are disproportionally disadvantaged by the Government's austerity measures. Cuts to health and social care, public services and welfare benefits have led to disabled people taking their own lives rather than live with the impact of these cuts increasingthe barriers they face on a daily basis.
Recommendation: Create a fair simplified system which assesses disabled women's gender and disability specific needs for benefits, accessible employment opportunities and support. The system must assess disability, housing and income benefit entitlement on a case by case basis, rather than impose a 'one size fits' all model on disabled women
Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq.,
President and Founder
Women Enabled International, Inc.
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