Much has been written on discrimination against women, but very little has so far been done to deal adequately with the problem of disabled women.
The few attempts made have been based on a mistaken approach, since they treat the acute problem of disability as part of the general topic of discrimination against women.
"The consequences of deficiencies and disablement are particularly serious for women.
There are a great many countries where women are subjected to social, cultural and economic disadvantages which impede their access to, for example, health care, education, vocational training and employment.
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There is therefore need to take into account and to address their concerns in all policy-making and programming.If, in addition, they are physically or mentally disabled, their chances of overcoming their disablement are diminished, which makes it all the more difficult for them to take part in community life" (World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, paragraph 45, General Assembly resolution 37/52 of 3 December 1982).Women with disabilities may be particularly at risk due to stigmas associated with both disability and gender inequality "Thus we would now like to focus our attention on the negative consequences for women of the persistence of certain cultural barriers that make them the victims of a two-fold discrimination: as women and as disabled persons.Special measures are needed at all levels to integrate them into the mainstream of development." Often, women with disabilities are invisible both among those promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, and those promoting gender equality and the advancement of women.This page on Women with Disabilities aims to increase awareness about the rights and the situation of women with disabilities by serving as a portal to resources and the work of the United Nations in this area. No matter what your disability is, our disabled dating community will help you find your perfect lover.