June 11, 2019

For Attendees of the CoSP 2019 - Intersectional Barriers and Challenges for People with disabilities

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Intersectional Barriers & Challenges for People with disabilities



June 12, 2019

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

CR 12, United Nations, New York

Permanent Missions of Canada


In research and data analysis, the use of an intersectional lens reveals significant findings for persons with disabilities. An intersectional perspective can help to identify vulnerable subgroups, such as Indigenous women or children and youth with disabilities, and to understand the barriers facing persons with disabilities. However, there are a number of challenges for the practical application of intersectionality, especially in the areas of policy, programs and services relating to persons with disabilities 



Here is a copy of the presentation delivered by Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director, DAWN Canada in PDF and Word format. Also attached is a link to DAWN Canada's resources mentioned during the presentation.


DAWN Canada Presentation (PDF)

DAWN Canada Presentation (Word doc)

Executive Summary of DAWN Canada's research report "More Than A Footnote"

DAWN Canada's Research report "More Than A Footnote" (Full report)

The Nairobi Principkes on abortion, prenatal testing & disability

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and young women with disabilities

Joint statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Ticking a Box Flyer

Ticking a Box Poster