The debate tackles the intersections of gender, disability, social protection, human rights and economic empowerment. Speakers will share country-level experiences on how reliable social protection and access to work contribute to empowerment of women with disabilities to become the driving force of sustainable development in their communities and local economies.
The session addresses the experiences of women with disabilities in low and middle-income countries.
Various approaches taken to remove the barriers that women with disabilities face will be shared by the EU-funded initiatives Bridging the Gap and EU Social Protection Systems Programme (EU-SPS) and the ‘Women with Disabilities Leadership Programme’ of NGO Light for the World.
What works, what doesn’t? Come, and share your ideas!