This guide to General Comment No. 3 on women and girls with disabilities (GC3) from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) attempts to pull together the information contained in disparate parts of GC3 on the major themes it covers, including gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and access to justice. This guide also brings together the recommendations that the CRPD Committee makes in GC3 about eliminating discrimination and stereotypes and ensuring equality for women and girls with disabilities.
This guide is divided into six sections:
· Discrimination, Equality, and the Content of Article 6;
· Respect, Protect, Fulfill Framework;
· Gender-based Violence;
· Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); and
· Access to Justice.
These are the major themes covered by GC3. However, GC3 also addresses other issues, including legal capacity, employment, public participation, and education, among others. The charts below include these issues as they are relevant to the themes above, but GC3 may also contain additional information on these topics and should be directly consulted as needed.
The Committee invites DPOs and persons with disabilities, States Parties, NHRIs, independent monitoring bodies under Article 33(2) of the CRPD, NGOs, research institutions and academics to submit comments to the draft General Comments in writing in English, Spanish or French by 31 January 2014 to email@example.com
2. Reviews of the six individual countries:
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