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15/05/2013

Discrimination Generated by the Intersection of Gender and Disability

PE 493.006 
Document requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality



Disabled women are at the intersection of various forms of discrimination on the grounds of gender and disability. This report provides an overview of relevant legislation and its limitations. It examines the ways this discrimination manifests itself in many domains of the private and public spheres. An intersectionality approach is seen as the most appropriate tool to analyse the complexity of this phenomenon and inform future policies and legislation, which will ensure participation and realisation of disabled women’s full potential.



author(s): K. Davaki, C. Marzo, E. Narminio (London School of Economics and Political Science) M. Arvanitidou (UnitedHealth Group, London)
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