Art.6 Women with Disabilities
Roxanne Mykitiuk, Ena Chadha
Edited By: Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, Dimitris Anastasiou
- Disability — Gender — Jurisdiction
This chapter examines Article 6 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which speaks directly to the unique experiences of gender and disability-based discrimination. The chapter begins by canvassing the historical background and travaux préparatoires on Article 6. It then reviews the text of the article and discusses the interaction between Article 6 and other substantive articles of the CRPD. It considers how Article 6 and related articles have been interpreted by the CRPD Committee in its Concluding Observations to date and in General Comment No 3 on Article 6. As is often the case with gender and disability achievements, the progress effectuated by Article 6 was realized after decades of work and the success, while meaningful on paper, remains to be accomplished in reality.