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Theme: Women with Disabilities


About the Author

Maria-Cristina Sará-Serrano Mathiason is the President of Associates for International Management Services (New York, USA - and representative of Disabled People's International to the United Nations.
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The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations Secretariat. Portions of this document were published in somewhat different format in Beyond Beijing; a guide to equality for women with disabilities by the year 2000 (Winnipeg, MA, Canada, Disabled People's International, 1997).

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Women with Disabilities:
Lessons of Reinforcing the Gender Perspective in International Norms and Standards

by Maria-Cristina Sará-Serrano Mathiason


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  • Getting Women with Disabilities on the Development Agenda of the United Nations
  • United Nations Seminar on Women with Disabilities
  • Standard Rules on the Equalization of Persons with Disabilities
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

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  • What the Platform says about Women with Disabilities

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  • The Situation of Women with Disabilities: taking a snapshot
    • Some tough questions to ask
  • What can you do to further implementation of international instruments related to women with disabilities?


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