Global Task Team on Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality
In 2017, UN Women established an internal Global Task Team on Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality (GTTDII) to strengthen UN work in this area. Focal points from within UN Women participate in the GTTDII and actively contribute to UN Women’s efforts on gender-responsive disability inclusion in all areas of our work, including inter-agency collaboration at the global, regional and country levels. In 2020, UN Women established an entity-wide Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality Community of Practice (DIICoP) to support the critical work of mainstreaming disability inclusion.
Check out more publications, guidances and reports on gender-responsive disability inclusion on the Resource page.
The Toolkit aims to help both organizations and individual practitioners and experts to address intersectionality in policies and programmes.
The brief highlights UN Women’s research on disability inclusion markers alongside insights from a wide range of development partners.
Regional Analysis on Trends and Emerging Issues Related to Women with Disabilities in East and Southern Africa Focusing on the COVID-19 Pandemic
The purpose of this study was to develop a variety of texts documenting case studies of good and promising practices in the area of the protection of rights and access to services for women with disabilities in East and Southern Africa (ESA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The study presents knowledge on the different forms of violence, its underlying causes, and the ability to access services as well as the experiences of women with disabilities in Egypt, focusing on the intersectionality between gender, disability and poverty.
By focusing on the intersection of gender, age, and disability, this brief seeks to raise awareness regarding the situation of older women with disabilities and provides a set of recommendations for actions that stakeholders might consider and implement.