Women Enabled International’s accountABILITY Toolkit can guide women with disabilities and organizations working on their behalf in using available UN human rights mechanisms to protect their human rights. Bringing the voices and experiences of women and girls with disabilities to the UN human rights system is essential in holding States accountable for their human rights obligations and… Continue reading Women Enabled International accountABILITY Toolkit
GDRN Theme: Women
Coalition Building to Prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
Making Violence Prevention Programs Work for Women with Disabilities
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
Using the Inter-American Human Rights System
Introduction Indigenous women and girls with disabilities face marginalization, discrimination, and exclusion on the basis of their indigenous identity, their gender, and their disability status. Protecting their human rights may require both domestic advocacy (within your country) and also regional or international advocacy. In North, Central, and South America, indigenous women with disabilities can use… Continue reading Using the Inter-American Human Rights System
Human Rights Instruments for Women with Disabilities
Women and girls with disabilities face discrimination and accessibility barriers both related to their disability and also related to their gender. Many programs meant to benefit women are inaccessible for women with disabilities. Meanwhile, programs meant to benefit people with disabilities may not meet the needs of women or girls with disabilities. Protecting the human… Continue reading Human Rights Instruments for Women with Disabilities
Toolkit: Violence Elimination against 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
Kenya’s National Laws Relating to Disability
These laws were passed in Kenya between 1988 and 2014 and are provided in English, one of Kenya’s official languages.
Decrees, National Plans, and Training Manuals for Vietnam
The attached documents are reports, national plans, national strategies, training materials, standards, guides, and other materials created by Vietnamese governmental bodies, human rights commissions, DPOs, NGO, or other groups between 2006 and 2012. Where possible, Vietnamese and English versions are provided. The language of the document is indicated in the file name.
Vietnam’s National Laws Related to Disability
These laws passed in Vietnam between 2005 and 2013. Where possible, the laws are provided in Vietnamese and in English. The language of the document is indicated in the file name.
Work of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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