Women and girls with disabilities are frequently at high risk for gender-based violence including domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, and coerced abortion and sterilization. Some programs have been successful in preventing, eliminating, and responding to violence, exploitation, and abuse against women and girls with disabilities. The publication, Making it Work initiative on gender and disability inclusion:… Continue reading Making Violence Prevention Programs Work for Women with Disabilities
This toolkit is based on information gathered by DPOs on the experiences of women and girls with disabilities in relation to violence. The research looked at the barriers women with disabilities faced in reporting violence, seeking medical assistance, and seeking support such as counseling. Although this publication is targeted at organizations in Fiji, much of… Continue reading Toolkit: Violence Elimination against Women with Disabilities
These laws were passed in Kenya between 1988 and 2014 and are provided in English, one of Kenya’s official languages.
The attached documents are reports, national plans, national strategies, training materials, standards, guides, and other materials created by Mexican governmental bodies, human rights commissions, DPOs, NGOs, or other groups between 2003 and 2014. All documents are in Spanish with the exception of one report from Disability Rights International. This collection is not a comprehensive collection… Continue reading Disability Policies, Training Manuals, and Reports for Mexico
Introduction Anyone can be targeted for violence at any time. But, women experience more violence than men, and people with disabilities experience more violence than non-disabled people. Thus, women with disabilities experience much higher risk for violence. Caregivers for people with disabilities – most of whom are women or girls – are also at higher… Continue reading Disability Inclusive Violence Prevention Programs for Women
The 14th Session of the CRPD Committee took place from August 14 to September 4, 2015. The CRPD 14th Session Documents link below will take you to a UN site where the country and shadow reports submitted to the Committee for consideration, and the Committee’s own working documents and observations/reports can be downloaded. Kenya was one… Continue reading Work of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Kenya and the CRPD Kenya was among the 44 countries to sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) when it first opened for signature on March 30, 2007. It ratified the CRPD on May 5, 2008. Kenya did not sign the Optional Protocol, which allows the Committee on the Rights of… Continue reading Formal Operation of the CRPD in Kenya
Armenia and the CRPD Armenia signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) along with 43 other countries when the Convention was first signed into law on March 30, 2007. Armenia also signed the Optional Protocol (which allows the Committee to listen to individual complainants from Armenia) at that time. However, while… Continue reading Formal Operation of the CRPD in Armenia