Expert Meeting on Violence against Women and Disability

Authored by: World Health Organization

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2023
Citation: World Health Organization. "Expert Meeting on Violence against Women and Disability." WHO, 2023.

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Executive Summary

As part of the UN Women-WHO Joint Programme on Strengthening Methodologies and Measurement and Building National Capacities for Violence Against Women Data (Joint Programme on VAW Data), WHO/HRP has been leading work to strengthen the measurement of disability and violence against women. WHO/HRP undertook a scoping review to explore how disability and violence are currently being measured in the existing evidence-base. In November 2022, WHO/HRP convened this Expert Group meeting (the Meeting agenda is included as Annex 1). Technical and advocacy experts participated in the meeting, including women with disabilities (List of participants is Annex 2), to develop concrete recommendations for approaches and measures to better capture the experiences of violence among women with disabilities.