Training Outline

2.9 Standard Lecture: Disability and Gender (15 minutes)

  • Explain to participants that there is a growing awareness that women are more likely than men to be confronted with disadvantage, exclusion and discrimination, irrespective of abilities. This holds true for individuals with disabilities as well.
  • Use Transparency 36 to illustrate the gender bias that exists and is compounded by the experience of disability.
  • Close by stressing that in preparing legislation, national law and policy makers should be as sensitive as possible to the gender dimension of disability, disability laws and policies, so as to ensure that both women and men with disabilities can benefit equally.