One in five women is a woman living with a disability, yet very few policies are built to ensure and protect the rights of women with disabilities specifically. Although some policies entail inclusive measures, which deserve to be highlighted, this study sheds light on the huge lack of inclusion and equality of GBV policies.
Inclusion, intersectionality and diversity are at the centre of the conversation; policies should be inclusive, protecting those facing intersecting forms of discrimination. Women with disabilities are invisible in two-thirds of GBV policies: this review of 27 GBV policies across the African continent demonstrates that there is still a long way to go.
Discover Making It Work's analysis and elements on building stronger and more inclusive policies.
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