Besoin pour les femmes et filles vivant avec handicap de connaitre les instruments juridiques qui protègent leurs droits afin qu'elles soient à meme de défendre leurs propres droits

Une autre categorie des personnes qu’on semble oubliée, c’est sont les femmes et les jeunes filles vivant avec handicap. elles ont des droits d’abord en tant que etre humain mais aussi en tant que personne vivant avec handicap. ces droits semblent etre ignorés par ces dernières au point qu’elles restent victimes. il faudrait penser à eux dans le cadre des journées spéciales (16 jours d’activismes, Journée internationale de la femme, de l’enfant…)


Hello Vanessa and welcome to the network! I agree - more can and should be done to support the cause of women and young girls living with disabilities. I’d love to collect stories and links here with good examples of awareness raising campaigns about them. Also about helping them and the people who support them to know and defend their rights.

The UN has a great page containing a wealth of info and links relating to the Sustainable Development Goals and Disability, including the following:

Disability is referenced in various parts of the SDGs and specifically in parts related to education, growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and monitoring of the SDGs, for instance:

  • Goal 4 on inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of life-long learning opportunities for all focuses on eliminating gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities. In addition, the proposal calls for building and upgrading education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and also provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.

  • In Goal 8: to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, the international community aims to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

  • Closely linked is Goal 10, which strives to reduce inequality within and among countries by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all, including persons with disabilities.

  • Goal 11 would work to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable. To realize this goal, Member States are called upon to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, such as persons with disabilities. In addition, the proposal calls for providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, particularly for persons with disabilities.

  • Goal 17 stresses that in order to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, the collection of data and monitoring and accountability of the SDGs are crucial. Member States are called upon to enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS), which would significantly increase the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data that is also disaggregated by disability.

An organization I have always appreciated is Special Olympics, which does a tremendous job of elevating people with disabilities and raising awareness about them and their capabilities. I just checked their website and they have programs in Africa, dealing primarily with intellectual disabilities it seems. Perhaps you could get in touch with them to collaborate in your country.