ASIL Cable: Forgotten Sisters: Violence against Women with Disabilities

This was posted in IntlLawGrrls in April but quite timely now –

In a groundbreaking effort to “Confront Complexity” (theme of this year’s American Society of International Law Annual Meeting), the International Disability Rights Interest Group (IDRIG) sponsored an engaging and informative roundtable on violence against women with disabilities on Thursday, 29 March 2012. Titled “Forgotten Sisters: Violence against Women With Disabilities, Human Rights, and Complex Identity Status,” the gathering was co-organized by IDRIG co-chairs Stephanie Ortoleva (pictured at far right) and yours truly, IntLawGrrl Hope Lewis.
Roundtable speakers shared cutting-edge work on legal issues including international human rights treaty implementation and interpretation, access to justice, domestic and local implementation and civil society advocacy, state due diligence obligations in light of violence and discrimination committed by non-state actors, and post-conflict human rights strategies.

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