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Days of general discussion DGD

Day of general discussion on women and girls with disabilities, 2013


17 April 2013

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Committee at its seventh session in April 2012 decided to devote its half day of general discussion (DGD), on 17 April 2013, to the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

This decision stemmed from the Committee’s review of the first national reports submitted since the beginning of its work and the scarcity of information on the situation of women and girls with disabilities in those reports. Indeed, the Committee is concerned by the multiple forms of discrimination experienced by women and girls with disabilities which hinder their meaningful participation on an equal basis with other individuals in all spheres of life.

Inputs received
Presentations by Panellists at the Day of General Discussion
Session 1: Intersectionality of gender and disability
Session 2: Violence against women and girls with disabilities
Session 3: Sexual and reproductive rights and women and girls with disabilities