Accepting the challenge | Women with disabilities: for a life free of violence. An inclusive and cross-cutting perspective


This document was written in collaboration with UN Women’s Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality Portfolio (DIIP) within the context of the Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Response and Recovery Global Programme in the country, with support from the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD).

Considering the intersection of disability, gender and violence from a human rights perspective for a life free of violence for all women is a challenge that must be addressed, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accepting this challenge can save lives. Postponing and ignoring it in the name of other priorities is neither ethical nor beneficial for society as a whole and, in particular, for persons with disabilities, considering the health crisis has increased the violation of their rights and the inequalities that affect them. This document describes some of the lessons learned during the joint project The right to equality and non-discrimination for persons with disabilities1 implemented in Uruguay during the 2018-2020 period. These experiences can help other countries in the Latin America and the Caribbeanregion to coordinate actions to address disability, gender and violence and advance inclusion and the equality of women and girls with disabilities.

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