You can find advice from other women with disabilities, and read about their experiences of surviving abuse.
This page on Women with Disabilities aims to increase awareness about the rights and the situation of women with disabilities by serving as a portal to resources and the work of the United Nations in this area.back to top Background The rights of persons with disabilities are grounded in a broad human rights framework based on the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international covenants on human rights and other human rights instruments.Note: To improve the quality of our disabled dating service, we require our new members to confirm their email address upon registration.Make sure you do so, this will activate your account and will allow you to use the full functionality of our disabled dating site. This guide is based on the real experiences of women with disabilities.
These women told their stories in the hope it would help others to deal with abuse."The global literacy rate for adults with disabilities is as low as 3 per cent, and 1 per cent for women with disabilities, according to a 1998 UNDP study" (UN DPI fact sheet) Employment and paid work "People with disabilities in general face difficulties in entering the open labour market, but, seen from a gender perspective, men with disabilities are almost twice as likely to have jobs than women with disabilities.When women with disabilities work, they often experience unequal hiring and promotion standards, unequal access to training and retraining, unequal access to credit and other productive resources, unequal pay for equal work and occupational segregation, and they rarely participate in economic decision-making" (Arthur O’Reilly. Health "Every minute, more than 30 women are seriously injured or disabled during labor…There is therefore need to take into account and to address their concerns in all policy-making and programming.Special measures are needed at all levels to integrate them into the mainstream of development." Often, women with disabilities are invisible both among those promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, and those promoting gender equality and the advancement of women.On 13 December 2006, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.