Women’s voices at COSP10

Editorial spotlight: Amplifying the voices of women with disabilities

At the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, taking place from 13-15 June, UN Women will amplify the voices of women with disabilities and highlight the importance of their representation in decision-making.

An estimated one in five women is likely to experience disability in her lifetime. Women and girls with disabilities face multiple barriers and discrimination that hinder their access to education, economic opportunities, justice and participation in politics and decision-making.

Read more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/6/compilation-amplifying-the-voices-of-women-with-disabilities

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