Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on the importance of governments including women and girls into their gender based violence-prevention programs. The violence that women and girls with disabilities succumb to goes without notice and remains unaddressed in many societies. They often do not receive education and are marginalized from society and thus more susceptible to violence. These women and girls are excluded from gender based violence prevention programs due to their physical and communicative impairments, their sex, and lack of information that is accessible to them. HRW created a resource for women and girls with disabilities and urges governments to create legislation to protect their rights.
To learn more about this topic:
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Convention on the Elimination of all form of Discrimination against Women
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights