Joint Submission With Women With Disabilities Australia To The Committee On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities, Draft General Comment On Article 6: Women With Disabilities

July 2015

The rights of women and girls with disability must be conceptualised, analysed and addressed when interpreting and implementing every article of the CRPD. Given the significant gender based assumptions and expectations which place women and girls with disability at a disadvantage with respect to substantive enjoyment of rights, along with the gendered differences reflected in the life experiences of women with disability and men with disability, and the global urgency to address critical subjects of concern for women and girls with disability, it is vital that the General Comment provide specific guidance on every one of the substantive articles of the CRPD.

PWDA submission – Word document