Discrimination Generated by the Intersection of Gender and Disability

15-05-2013

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.

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.

Ārējais autors

Konstantina DAVAKI (LSE Health/Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UNITED KINGDOM), Claire MARZO (European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UNITED KINGDOM), Elisa NARMINIO (LSE Consulting, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UNITED KINGDOM) and Maria ARVANITIDOU (UnitedHealth Group, London, UNITED KINGDOM)