Datum: 19-06-2020Tijd: 14:00 - 15:40Locatie: online
Women with disabilities
constitute 16% of the total population of women in the European Union, and 60%
of the overall population of 100 million persons with disabilities. This corresponds
to an estimated 60 million of women and girls with disabilities; equivalent to
the total population of Italy.
Women and girls with disabilities
face multiple and intersectional discrimination in all areas of life,
including, socio-economic disadvantages, social isolation, violence against
women, forced sterilisation and abortion, lack of access to community services,
low quality housing, institutionalisation, inadequate healthcare and denial of
the opportunity to contribute and engage actively in society.
disabilities are also two to five times more likely to face violence.
With the COVID-19 pandemic,
discrimination, abuses and human rights violations against women and girls with
disabilities have worsened.
What are the specific issues
faced by women and girls with disabilities during the pandemic? How can we ensure that
intersectionality be a mandatory component to the response to the pandemic to
ensure that no women and girls are left behind?
The webinar will aim to:
the specific issues faced by women and girls with disabilities during the
with EU actors and partners, including women’s organisations, how to work
together to protect the rights of all women during and after the pandem
good practices and learnings on how to ensure responses to the pandemic are
inclusive of women and girls with disabilities
Peláez Narváez, Vice-President, European Disability Forum
- Opening and setting the scene -Ana Peláez Narváez,
Vice-President, European Disability Forum
- Updates on situation of women and girls with
disabilities - Luisa Bosisio Fazzi, Member of EDF’s board and women’s committee
- Good practice on actions taken during the
pandemic - Isabel Caballero Pérez, Coordinator of CERMI Women’s Foundation
- Response to the pandemic by the European
women’s movement - Joanna Maycock, Secretary General ofEuropean Women’s Lobby
- Collecting data on women with disabilities - European
Institute on Gender Equality (tbc)· The impact of pandemic on the implementation
of the Gender Equality Strategy - Gender Equality Unit of the European
- Recommendations on next steps: Evelyn Regner,
chair of the European Parliament FEMM Committee (tbc), Head of the UN Women Liaison Office to the European Union (tbc)
Q&A / open floor (30 minutes)