This guide seeks to explore how to effectively include women and girls with disabilities in different areas of life, often overlooked in public policies, and to offer guidance to policy makers and activists on the topic. The main threads throughout the guide are the two benchmark United Nations treaties: the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD. As well as the 2nd Manifesto on the Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities in the European Union - A toolkit for activists and policymakers, adopted by the General Assembly of the European Disability Forum in May 2011, on which the contents of the guide are based.
In eleven chapters, the guide covers a number of themes including accessibility, independent living, training and employment, education, violence and abuse, health and sexual and reproductive rights, among others.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.