Leave No-one Behind – Exploring the Intersection of Gender and Disability in the context of COVID-19 and SDG Implementation - India and the EU
Thursday, 16 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)
• Sightsavers (originally registered as Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind) • European Disability Forum • Rising Flame • Samarthyam • Wada Na Todo Abhiyan • UN Women
COVID-19 has a critical impact on women with disabilities (WWD). They experience further exclusion, marginalization and violations. They are left behind in crisis response policies, educational, professional and domestic spheres. Emphasizing the fundamental principle of ‘Leave No-One Behind’ in localising SDGs, this side-event will present importance of gender-inclusive approaches to disability rights and give examples of building capacities of WWDs to engage with local and national development processes in line with SDGs. Our research findings will establish linkages between Covid crisis, UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and SDGs through voices of WWD from Europe and India.