Women with Disabilities and the World of Work

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Women with Disabilities and the World of Work

Submission to the Working Group on the issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice

August 30, 2019

Women Enabled International (WEI) welcomes the opportunity to provide information to the Working Group on the issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice for its forthcoming report on Women’s Human Rights in the Changing World of Work. WEI works at the intersection of women’s rights and disability rights to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities around the world. Through advocacy and education, WEI increases international attention to—and strengthens international human rights standards on—issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, education, legal capacity, and humanitarian emergencies. Working in collaboration with women with disabilities rights organizations and women’s rights organizations worldwide, WEI fosters cooperation across movements to improve understanding and develop cross-cutting advocacy strategies to realize the rights of all women and girls.

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