What does the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities say about gender perspective?
From the Preamble, the CRPD underlines the need to incorporate a gender perspective in all activities aimed at promoting the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities. Find out here the cross-cutting nature of its approach!
From Article 3, in its principles, the CRPD establishes equality between men and women, non-discrimination, full and effective participation, and inclusion in society.
Article 5, states that States Parties recognize that all persons are equal before and under the law and are entitled to equal protection of the law and to benefit equally from the law, without any discrimination.
In Article 6, States recognize that women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple forms of discrimination and take measures to ensure the equal enjoyment of all human rights.
In Article 8, States Parties commit to taking immediate and effective measures to combat stereotypes, prejudices, and harmful practices against persons with disabilities, including those based on gender or age, in all areas of life.
In Article 16, States Parties undertake to take all legislative, administrative, social, educational, and other measures to protect persons with disabilities, both within and outside the home, from all forms of exploitation, violence, and abuse, including gender-related aspects.
Article 19 reflects the demands of the disability movement, recognizing the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, choosing where and with whom they live.
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