Why do women with disabilities often have difficulty obtaining economic self-sufficiency and equal access to education and training? Women with disabilities should have an equal right to employment, and should be portrayed in ordinary situations in the media, thus letting society benefit from their talents.
Including practical information on how to improve their situation this publication draws attention to these and other problems. Prepared by a group of specialists it analyses the underlying factors of a double discrimination based on gender and handicap and proposes actions to achieve real equality. It will be of interest for all those preoccupied with the fight to counter discrimination throughout Europe.
IntroductionPurposeApproaching the problemsPrinciplesLack of dataThemes covered
Education and training
Participation and access to decision-making
Prejudices and social representation
Motherhood, family and domestic life
Appendix 1 : Examples of good practices
Appendix 2 : Drafting group on discrimination against women with disabilities