By IDA

 - June 1, 2021

On the 30 March 2021, during the first edition of the Generation Equality Forum, Mexico chapter, the International Disability Alliance (IDA) held a Special Session with the aim to raise priorities of women with disabilities, reflecting on access to decent and safe work and employment, disability inclusive social protection and the impact of COVID-19 and the opportunity it presented to reimagine what inclusive access really means.

The Special Session was perceived as an important event during the Generation Equality Forum as it was the only event focused on the intersectionality of gender and disability, and brought together a diverse group of stakeholders – including State representative, self-advocates and members of the CRPD Committee - and to propose a set of recommendations to governments and international cooperation stakeholders.

The Special Session brought the kind presence of:

  • Her Exc. Ambassador Catalina Devandas, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica in Geneva,
  • Fernanda Santana, Brazilian Association for Action on Rights of Persons with Autism (ABRAÇA), RIADIS,
  • Agnes Abukito, Fellow of the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB)-IDA, Uganda,
  • Meenakshi Balasubramanian, Center for Inclusive Policy (CIP), India,
  • Amalia Gamio Ríos, Member of the CRPD Committee, Mexico,
  • Valeria Guzmán, representative of Inclusive Generation for Equality Collective, Mexico.

The event was moderated by Tchaurea Fleury, IDA’s Director of Capacity Building.

>> Click here to download the event brochure with quotes. 

>> Learn more about Women and Girls with Disabilities Campaign here. 

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