BACKGROUND ON ABUSES OF DISABLED WOMEN

BACKGROUND ON ABUSES OF DISABLED WOMEN

 

During disaster situations for example in refugee camps women with disabilities are extremely in great trouble especially those who are deaf and mute they cannot call for help when necessary or express their needs because they are unlikely to be fully understood. African women in rural areas are often sexualy abused and their family who know about it or involved in such abuses stay silent about it due to fear of further discrimination. Sometimes woman and girls are forcibly pushed into early marriages  instead of educating them i think to avoid all this violence women with disabilities who are able and willing to work need to be recognized for the contribution they can make. In order to do so they need to have the same right as all others regards to employment opportunities regardless of disability status and gender.




Their children and the elderly under their care experience the same levels of poverty this is due to high level of unemployment and underemployment experienced. While i was doing my research i noticed that disabled women worldwide receive only 20% of rehabilitation. They face the same challenge of human right abuses that non-disabled women face but their social isolation and dependence magnifies these abuses and their consequences they fare less well on most indicators educational, financial success than their non-disabled female and disabled men.




Although human rights abuses against women and girls are largely ignored justices systems fail to accommodate disability making it difficult for women to prove abuses of their human rights for example;

Some court will not entertain allegations of sexual violence brought by blind women because of supposed difficulties in identifying.

In some countries it is almost impossible for disabled women to adopt children.

 

   https://www.hrw.org/legacy/women/disabled.html

https://www.womenshealth.gov/v...th-disabilities.html

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