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COVID-19 at the Intersection of Gender and Disability: Findings of a Global Human Rights Survey

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published on May 20, 2020

In March 2020, WEI identified a gap in initial global responses to COVID-19, in that many actors were discussing how to include women and persons with disabilities in the response, but few were considering the unique experiences of women with disabilities and others living at the intersection of gender and disability. Our report pulls together responses to a survey from 100 women, non-binary, and trans persons with disabilities across the globe and seeks to provide the guidance States, U.N agencies, and others need to respond to this crisis in a way that fully respects, protects, and fulfills rights at the intersection of gender and disability.

Read the report on our blog


 

Read and endorse statement on COVID-19 and WWD

published on April 8, 2020

Women, girls, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities must not be left behind in efforts to respond to COVID-19.

Declaración sobre los derechos en la intersección de género y discapacidad durante COVID-19 disponible en español y inglés.

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The Rewriting the Narrative Blog is live! Rewriting the Narrative with WEI is a blog space dedicated to uplifting and centering the stories of women and girls with disabilities and disability justice allies around the globe. Here’s to rewriting the narrative, one story at a time.

Tools, Guidelines and Key Publications


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Abortion and Disability: Towards an Intersectional Human Rights-Based Approach

WEI’s new publication, Abortion and Disability: Towards an Intersectional Human Rights-Based Approach, marks a ground-breaking effort to bring the voices of women with disabilities into ongoing debates between the reproductive rights and disability rights movements around abortion on the basis of fetal impairment. 

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Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

WEI and the United Nations Population Fund announce this new publication, funded by the Government of Spain and officially launched on November 28, 2018. These guidelines aim to provide practical and concrete guidelines for making GBV and SRHR services more inclusive of and accessible to women and young persons with disabilities and for targeting interventions to meet their disability-specific needs.  Available in Spanish, English, French, and Easy Read Formats.

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WEI accountABILITY Toolkit

WEI presents this free toolkit to empower organizations that advocate for the rights of women with disabilities and assist them in using available U.N. human rights mechanisms. The guides are available in English and Spanish PDFs and accessible Microsoft Word formats. In addition, accompanying Fact Sheets are available in Chinese and Arabic.

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WEI Fact Sheets

Each fact sheet is an overview of frequent violations of the rights of women and girls with disabilities, and examples of what governments must do to realize these rights.

  • Right to Education for Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English and Easy Read)
  • Access to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English and Easy Read)
  • Legal Capacity of Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English, Spanish and Easy Read)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and Easy Read)
  • The Right to be free from Gender-Based Violence
    (English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and Easy Read)
  • Information about the United Nations for Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (EasyRead)

View WEI Fact Sheets

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New! ACCESS: Good Practices

WEI has created overviews of good practices for organizations and individuals for including Women with Disabilities in their social media communities and when planning international meetings. More topics to come! Available as Accessible PDFs.

View Good Practices Guides

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WEI's Interactive Map of Global Advocates

A groundbreaking interactive map of organizations that advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities. Released on International Women's Day in 2016, it has grown to include 690 organizations.

Find organizations in most countries worldwide working for the rights of disabled women and girls and aligned women’s rights organizations, disability rights organizations, academic institutions and more!

WEI's Map of Advocates

Updated November 22, 2019

 

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