ARROW for Change – Women With Disabilities: Disabled, Sexual, Reproductive


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The struggle for the rights of disabled persons have long been an arduous journey, fraught with pseudo-sciences and external factors such as conflict and poverty.

People with disabilities are often subjected to discrimination and violence, and to a large extent are deprived of their right to live independently. Within this struggle for human rights for disabled persons lie a subject that is rarely touched upon, that of their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and it is at this juncture that this ARROW for Change bulletin positions itself. From looking at how disability is viewed through the lens of art pieces created by disabled artists, disabled women’s place in a society that places high regards in a woman’s reproductive capabilities in the context of marriage, to an interview that sheds light on the intersectionalities of mental disabilities and SRHR, the current bulletin seeks to fill in gaps in knowledge in the disability terrain.

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