This year the theme of the 62nd Conference on the Status of Women (CSW) is "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls". We will hold a side event titled "Advocacy on the margins: Women with disabilities addressing violence at the grassroots level" during the Conference on the Status of Women (CSW), in March 2018.
HI/Making It Work and the Disability Rights Fund will bring together women leaders with disabilities from grassroots communities in Africa to share their work, countering gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities. These leaders will talk about the kinds of rights violations women and girls with disabilities face in rural communities and share inclusive effective strategies to combat gender-based violence. They will also explore how inclusion can be part of mainstream GBV programs. A representative from the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) will also address the importance of including women with disabilities in women’s rights work.
Date: March 22nd
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: Church Center for the United Nations, New York
Room: Tenth Floor
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