Young Persons with Disabilities: Summary Brief

Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Publication Date: July 2018
Author: UNFPA

This summary report highlights key messages and findings from a new qualitative, global study, Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

The study provides an analysis on the situation of young persons with disabilities concerning discrimination and gender-based violence, including the impact on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It also provides an assessment of legal, policy and programming developments and specific good practices in service delivery as well as best-standard prevention and protection measures. Finally, policy and programming recommendations are provided to assist in greater promotion of the rights of young persons with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on preventing and responding to gender-based violence, and realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights. The full report can be found here.

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