Updates

Raising Awareness about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the Global Disability Summit

16 May 2022

Efforts to advance human rights, including through bodily autonomy, and improve access to services for sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence can be transformational for persons with disabilities.

Global Disability Summit 2022

17 February 2022

Zoom

The International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Government of Norway and the Government of Ghana will host the second Global Disability Summit, a global gathering to accelerate and mobilize efforts for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the principle of “Leave No One Behind” and building back better and more inclusive in regard to COVID-19.

We Decide: Including and empowering persons with disabilities

Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Equal rights and a life free of violence

UNFPA’s programmes work to ensure that women, adolescents, young people and marginalized groups, including persons with disabilities, are empowered to make decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights and able to live free of discrimination and violence.

Young Persons with Disabilities: Summary Brief

Resources

Young Persons with Disabilities: Summary Brief

Resource date: Jul 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.

Presentation Guide for The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

Resources

Presentation Guide for The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

Resource date: Jan 2020

Author: UNFPA, AECID, WE DECIDE, Population Reference Bureau

The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence is an ENGAGE multimedia presentation that describes the necessary policy changes and investments needed for women and young persons with disabilities to fully realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights and be protected from gender-based violence.

Key Messages for The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

Resources

Key Messages for The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities

Resource date: Jan 2020

Author: UNFPA, AECID, WE DECIDE, Population Reference Bureau

The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence is an ENGAGE multimedia presentation that describes the necessary policy changes and investments needed for women and young persons with disabilities to fully realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights and be protected from gender-based violence.

Young Persons with Disabilities: Easy Read Report

Resources

Young Persons with Disabilities: Easy Read Report

Resource date: Jul 2018

Author: UNFPA

Young Persons with Disabilities: Global Study on Ending Gender-based Violence and Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights contains new qualitative, global research. This is an accessible version of the study, in the form of an Easy Read report.

COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities: Alt Text Key Messages

Resources

COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities: Alt Text Key Messages

Resource date: May 2020

Author: UNFPA, AECID, WE DECIDE

This Alt text infographic contains key messages promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the COVID-19 response, including in relation to efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and secure sexual and reproductive health and rights. The PDF original can be found here.

COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities: Key Messages

Resources

COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities: Key Messages

Resource date: May 2020

Author: UNFPA, AECID, WE DECIDE

This infographic contains key messages promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the COVID-19 response, including in relation to efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence and secure sexual and reproductive health and rights. An Alt text version of this infographic can be found here.

News

Five things you didn’t know about disability and sexual violence

Five things you didn’t know about disability and sexual violence
Young people with disabilities face staggering rights violations, including being cut off from education and health care, and subjected to sexual violence. © UNFPA/Théodore Somda
  • 30 October 2018

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifteen per cent of the world’s population lives with a disability, and nearly 200 million are between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet they are often invisible in government statistics.

Girls and boys with disabilities are largely excluded from education and health services, discriminated against in their communities and trapped in a cycle of poverty and violence. 

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