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Jalasa Sapkota
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Empowering people with disabilities

September 2, 2023

In the pursuit of global gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action stand as pivotal achievements

As we delve deeper, however, a critical gap emerges: These frameworks, while commendable, fall short in addressing the distinct challenges faced by women with disabilities. Amid the progress catalyzed by CEDAW and the Beijing Platform, the intricate intersection of gender and disability remains insufficiently attended to. This article unveils the persistent discrimination afflicting women with disabilities, shedding light on the limitations of these foundational documents and advocating fervently for a more comprehensive, inclusive, and intersectional approach.

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