Survey finds disabled women doubly disadvantaged

Added by Pathway To Justice Team on Feb 26th 2020

Categorized as Op-eds | Tagged under rights

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A pioneering study on women with disabilities, conducted in five eastern Indian states, finds that disabled women, besides lacking education and employment opportunities, are completely ignorant about their legal rights.

The first-ever baseline survey on disabled women, conducted by the Association of Women with Disabilities (AWWD) in the five eastern states of Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand and Bihar, has found them to be sorely disadvantaged by lack of education and employment opportunities, and ignorance about their legal rights.

The survey was undertaken through 2007 in India and other SAARC countries; compilation of the report was completed in 2008

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