Women with Disabilities

Side-events to the fifth session of the Conference of States Parties, 2012: Ensuring the CRPD Is Working for Refugee Women and Children

Side event

Organizer:

Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN

Co-Sponsors: Women's Refugee Commission, UNHCR

Speakers:

Mr. Peter Versegi, Minister-Counsellor AusAID, Australian Mission (moderator); Mr. Udo Janz, Director of UNHCR (New York); Ms. Emma Pearce, Disabilities Program Officer – Women's Refugee Commission; Ms Saowalak Thongkuay, Regional Development officer of Disabled Peoples' International Asia Pacific

Refugee and displaced women and children with disabilities face particular protection concerns, especially regarding sexual violence, but lack access to most mainstream programs and decision making mechanisms. This panel discussion will showcase good practice in addressing the needs and empowerment of this group as well as strategies to ensure that the CRPD is working for them.

Please read the RDO-DPIAP speech of Side event: Ensuring the CRPD Is Working for Refugee Women and Children from: http://www.dpiap.org/resources/doc/Speech_COSP_refugee_women_child_RDO_12_10_11.doc

Source: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1601

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When: 7/2/2014

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