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Intersectional Barriers and Challenges of Persons with Disabilities (COSP12 Side Event)
12 Jun 2019 -  Side Event at the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP12).

Persons with disabilities comprise the world’s largest minority group. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over a billion people, 15% of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. Internationally, research also points to gender gaps in outcomesfor persons with disabilities.

Using intersectionality as a lens to examine evidence from the Canadian Survey on Disability(CSD)(2012 and 2017), research and data revealsignificant findings. For instance,women have higher rates of disabilities than menanddisability rates are higher among Indigenous peoples.Increasingly, intersectionality is being applied in various ways in research, policy and practice in many countries. At the same time, there are a number of challenges for the practical application of intersectionality, especially in the areas of policy, programs and services relating to persons with disabilities.

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