Women and girls with disabilities
The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of UN DESA will co-organize with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, an Expert Group Meeting under the theme “Advancing the rights and perspectives of women and girls with disabilities in development and society” from 15-17 November.
The meeting will invite, in their individual capacity, experts from around the world including those with experience in: disability, women’s rights, gender equality and empowerment of women, social and economic development, and research.
The meeting is expected to result in a set of recommendations to support operationalization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and other internationally agreed goals, in a way that is inclusive of and responsive to the needs and perspectives of women and girls with disabilities. The meeting is also expected to contribute towards a Secretary-General Report on the situation of women and girls with disabilities.
The recommendations from the meeting will be formulated to guide implementation of the 2030 Agenda by the international community to strengthen gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities.