On June 13th, we will take part in a side-event at the COSP. One member of our gender and Disability project will discuss access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls with disabilities.
The CRPD was adopted 10 years ago. Its 6th article mentions specifically the rights of women and girls with disabilities, and was celebrated during a conference organized by Women with Disabilities Art and Culture Network.
The vote for UN CRPD Committee resulted in the election of only one woman member amongst 17 men members. This lamentable result highlights the need for concerted efforts to ensure gender balance across all bodies.