International Women’s Day 2019

Dinah Radke, DPI Vice Chair

Disabled Peoples International is lobbying and fighting for a change in politics for women and girls with disabilities not to be left behind! 

We still have to fight quite a lot for the Human Rights for women and girls with disabilities. The Convention for the Rights for People with Disabilities still needs implementation in many countries of the world. Women and girls with disabilities continue to face multiple inequalities and discrimination in the society. They experience denial of civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights based on both gender and disability.

But nevertheless women and girls with disabilities experience in some parts of the world some improvement of their situation but they are still far from real equality and inclusion and they need empowerment!

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its commitment to leaving no one behind gives heightened attention to reducing the inequality of women and girls with disabilities and stresses the importance of taking a human rights based approach.

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Implementing new legal frameworks regarding female equality in the workplace and the eradication of harmful practices targeted at women is crucial to ending the gender-and disability-based discrimination prevalent in many countries around the world.Providing women and girls with disabilities with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will benefit societies and humanity at large.

We women with disabilities have become more selfconfident we kow what we need and we are fightig for it because it is a fact and has to be recognized that we, women with disabilities, make potential contributions to the overall well-being of our communities.

Dinah Radtke

DPI Vice Chair,