We Decide: Persons with Disabilities and the ICPD Programme of Action

The ICPD Programme of Action called on states to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of persons with disabilities, and it demanded the elimination of discrimination that undermines the reproductive rights of persons with disabilities. Despite progress made since 1994, prejudice and systemic discrimination against persons with disabilities remains widespread. This session will raise awareness about the importance of promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, particularly women and young people, within the context of the ICPD Programme of Action. Participants will highlight the unique challenges faced by people with disabilities and present success stories about overcoming stigma and stereotypes, gaining access to services, and preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

DATE Wed, 13 November
TIME 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Location Courtyard 1
Event type Concurrent Sessions

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