What do women and girls with disabilities want?
“We Women with disabilities Want” (#WeWwdWant), is an ongoing campaign by International Disability Alliance (IDA), to call on women and girls with disabilities across the world to express what they want from the international community to advance their rights.
2015 is a year of opportunity for women and girls with disabilities to engage as agents of change and have their perspectives embedded into the global agenda!
IDA chairperson, Maryanne Diamond, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, chaired by Maria Soledad Cisternas, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Catalina Devandas, want to pass on the messages of women and girls with disabilities around the world to high-level representatives that can impact and support their rights in the international arena.
Women with disabilities today account for three quarters of all persons with disabilities in low and middle-income countries – a majority of which live in rural and remote areas of developing countries. They continue to be subjected to multiple and intersectional discrimination on account of their gender, disability and other elements of their identities such as their age, socio-economic class, indigenous or ethnic group, sexuality or religion, among others.
Let’s change this together!
If you are a woman with disability or an ally, send a picture and a phrase, in any language, using the hashtag #WeWwdWant
Join the campaign online on twitter and Facebook.