Making the SDGs count for women and girls with disabilities
An Issue Brief from UN Women outlining the current situation for women and girls with disabilities and highlighting the opportunities within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals to address the rights and demands of women with disabilities as a priority.
Over one billion people worldwide experience some form of disability. Global prevalence is greater for women than men, standing at 19 per cent compared with 12 per cent respectively. In low and middle-income countries, women are estimated to comprise up to three-quarters of persons with disabilities. Poverty and marginalization are compounded when gender and disability intersect. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides the global community with an enormous opportunity and the moral obligation to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all women and girls, and address the rights and demands of women with disabilities as a matter of priority.