Women and disability don't mix!': Double discrimination and disabled women's rights.

Author:

Habib, L.A.,

Editor:

Second

Date:

1995

Region:

[unspecified]

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis Group

Full Harvard Reference:

Habib, L.A., (1995). 'Women and disability don't mix!': Double discrimination and disabled women's rights. Gender & Development, 3(2), pp.49-53.

This article addresses the importance of understanding and addressing gender issues, and how they interact with a person’s experience of disability to enforce the human rights of women and men with disabilities. Drawing on research carried out by Oxfam, the article delves into the different lived experiences of disability by men and women, which the article argues is often shaped and determined by culture. The article draws on key arguments such as disabled persons viewed as ‘sexless’, lack of access to services, lack of attention given to their human rights, and limited access to resources – and how these differ according to gender. The article concludes by putting forth an argument for ‘putting gender on the disability agenda and Beijing agenda’, and also calls for a more inclusive feminist movement.