Gender, disability and global health: The rights of girls and women with disabilities


Chancellor Day Hall Stephen Scott Seminar Room (OCDH 16), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Systematic discrimination against women and girls with disabilities continues to result in the denial of the rights to experience their sexuality, to have sexual relationships and to found and maintain families. While the right to integrity and the right of a woman to make her own reproductive choices are contained in a number of international human rights treaties, women with disabilities continue to be denied these rights through practices such as forced sterilization, sexual violence and the removal of their legal capacity in many parts of the world.

The speakers: Stephanie Ortoleva (Board Member of Disability Rights International and President of Women Enabled, Inc.), Rebecca Schleifer (Fellow with the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale University and former Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch), Yolanda Muñoz (Program Officer for the Latin America/ Caribbean and Middle East Regions of the Disability Rights Fund) and Juan Sebastián Rodríguez Alarcón (CHLRP Disability Rights Fellow and Open Society Foundations).

A request for continuing legal education accreditation has been sent to the Barreau du Québec.

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