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Guide to gender mainstreaming in public disability policies

29.05.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

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.


  • Type of publication : Toolbox / Methodological guide
  • Author : Spanish Committee of representatives of people with disabilities – CERMI
  • Publishing house : Spanish Committee of representatives of people with disabilities – CERMI
  • Publication date : 2012
  • Number of pages : 392
  • Language : English


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