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Women Enabled Takes to the Streets to Demand an End to Period Poverty

October 25, 2019 – On October 19, Women Enabled was honored to join over 30 non-profits, student groups, and community organizations to co-host the DC Period Rally on the United States’ first ever National Period Day! Organized by PERIOD Inc. Continue reading Women Enabled Takes to the Streets to Demand an End to Period Poverty

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Women with Disabilities Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women: Mistreatment and Violence in Reproductive Health Care, including Facility-Based Childbirth

May 17, 2019 – This submission, intended to inform the Special Rapporteur’s forthcoming report to the U.N. General Assembly, outlines the causes, forms, and consequences of violence and mistreatment against women and girls with disabilities in reproductive health care settings, including Continue reading Women with Disabilities Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women: Mistreatment and Violence in Reproductive Health Care, including Facility-Based Childbirth

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WEI Submission on Older Women with Disabilities to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

April 15, 2019 – This submission, which was endorsed by Ferdous Ara Begum (Gender and Ageing Issues Specialist and former UN CEDAW Committee member) and Lois Herman (Managing Director, Women’s UN Report Network), focuses on human rights issues faced by Continue reading WEI Submission on Older Women with Disabilities to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Submission to the CEDAW Committee for its 2019 Review of Colombia

Co-authored by WEI, La Liga Colombiana de Autismo, Asdown Colombia, Programa de Acción por la Igualdad y la Inclusión Social, and Profamilia January 28, 2019 – This submission outlines human rights violations in Colombia that uniquely or disproportionately affect women Continue reading Submission to the CEDAW Committee for its 2019 Review of Colombia

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Making CSW Events Accessible to and Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities

January 17, 2019 – This document provides practical tips to organizations that will be holding events during the upcoming UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), being held from March 11-22, 2019, on how to ensure that those events Continue reading Making CSW Events Accessible to and Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities

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Submission on Women, Girls, and Non-binary Persons with Disabilities in the United States of America for the Human Rights Committee’s List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR)

January 14, 2019 – This is a preliminary submission that provides a brief overview of some of the civil and political rights violations facing women, girls, and nonbinary persons with disabilities in the U.S.  This submission provides a brief factual Continue reading Submission on Women, Girls, and Non-binary Persons with Disabilities in the United States of America for the Human Rights Committee’s List of Issues Prior to Reporting (LOIPR)

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Election Results: States Elect Women with Disabilities to CRPD and CEDAW Committees 

In June, States elected women with disabilities to serve as members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee). These expert groups monitor State Continue reading Election Results: States Elect Women with Disabilities to CRPD and CEDAW Committees 

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