International Women’s Day 2014 – CBM releases a series of guest articles about gender & disability by women’s rights activists, disability rights experts and women with disabilities
The IAA team in CBM International is pleased to welcome you to this dedicated webpage in celebration of 2014 International Women’s Day. As an organisation CBM with its partner organisations and allies strive to improve the lives of all persons with disabilities, including women and girls with disabilities. Women and girls with disabilities face discrimination on a number of levels and it is widely acknowledged that unless the equality of women and girls with disabilities is achieved, measures to improve equality for all will fail. The disability movement and also the gender movement must support equality for women and girls with disabilities through the inclusion of the voices of women and girls with disabilities.
The collection of articles below prepared for 2014 International Women’s day highlight important issues for all women and also celebrate the voices of women with disabilities who work at the front line in progressing the rights of women and girls with disabilities. We hope you enjoy.
- Gender and disability – By Hilary Homans
- Keeping an eye on the bigger picture – Hazel Reeves
- They are twins – the importance of ensuring disability and gender inclusion – Christin Lidzba
- Promoting women’s rights in EU actions – EEAS – Katerina Fatsea
- Celebrating IWD – the voices of 5 women with disabilities
- End the cycle of discrimination against women with disabilities