Originally published by UN Women.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the challenges faced by the estimated 28 million indigenous women with disabilities around the world, highlighting how intersecting personal and situational circumstances compound existing discrimination that they face.
Resulting from a partnership between UN Women, the International Disability Alliance, and the Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities Global Network, the fact sheet offers a deeper understanding of the major challenges faced by this population group. Some of these include difficulties in accessing resources and services and disproportionate levels of discrimination, stereotyping, and social stigma. Due to these challenges, indigenous women with disabilities face high rates of school abandonment, unemployment, poverty, incarceration, illness, and even death.
Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); International Disability Alliance; Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities Global Network
Publication year: 2020