Women with disabilities face many layers of discrimination

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, briefs journalists on the eighth session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Women with disabilities face higher levels of poverty, violence, forced sterilization and exclusion from schools than other people, according to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Catalina Devandas Aguilar was attending an annual conference on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at UN headquarters in New York.

Stephanie Coutrix met with Ms Devandas and began by asking her to describe the challenges women with disabilities are facing worldwide.

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