These are social, academic, activist, and just-for-fun online resources I've collected on women and disability. If you know of any on-line web or gopher resources on women and disability that I can include on this page, please e-mail me.
Why focus on women with disabilities? Because:
Women and Disability
Experiences of exclusion, being devalued, of assumptions about incapacity, and the need for (often unwanted) help all intersect in a particularly powerful way for women with disabilities -- all the more for women of color and/or lesbians who have disabilities.
Looking at disability through the lens of a feminist, and at feminism from a disability perspective enriches both feminism and disability studies with fresh insights.
Thanks to the Fact sheet on women with disabilities and development for the following items.
Women with disabilities experience a high incidence of abuse - physical, emotional and sexual.
Women with disabilities are the poorest of the poor around the world.
In every sphere of life, women with disabilities in the developing world experience a triple bind: they are discriminated against because they are women, because they are disabled and because they are from the developing world.
In many developing countries, there are few educational opportunities for disabled girls. When there are opportunities for education, in special schools, boys usually receive them.
Many women are disabled due to the practice of female circumcision and infibulation in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Women are disabled with urinary and gynecological infections, fistulas that prevent walking and through trauma induced by the procedure.
The unemployment rate for disabled women in developing countries is virtually 100%.
A women and disability page from Women's Health Statewide in Australia
Disability Cool: Women's Stuff
Links to issues of "GnarlyBone News: Disability Culture" by Cheryl Marie Wade
Disabled Women's Resource Kit, copyright, Disability Awareness in Action, London, UK.
Disabled People International Women's Committee
The Disabled Women's Alliance
DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario
Having a daughter with a disability (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities)
NOW's Disability Rights Committee
The 10/31/93 issue of Canadian Women Studies, devoted to the topic of women and disability.
Military Woman's forum for disabled women vets
Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
Disabled Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Resource Packet
Employment, Equality, and Gender, a report by Rannveig Traustadottir, Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University
Fact sheet on women with disabilities and development, from the Public Participation Program, Canadian International Development Agency
Factsheet on Women and Disability, prepared by Rehabilitation International and the World Institute on Disability
African American Women with Disabilities
African American Women with Disabilities: An Overview, by Eddie Glenn, Howard University Research and Training Center
Older Women with Disabilities
Older Women with Disabilities, a research page under development.
Lesbians with Disabilities
Dykes, Disabilities, & Stuff, a quarterly newsletter about issues of health and disability of lesbians with disabilities
Abuse of Women with Disabilities
Abuse of Disabled Women: A bibliography
Service Needs of Women with Disabilities: Disabled Women Rate Caregiver Abuse And Domestic Violence Number One Issue (Berkeley Planning Associates)
Special issue of Abilities Magazine, on violence toward women with disabilities
General Women's Resources
NetGuide: Women's Guide
Beatrice's Web Guide
The Feminist Majority Foundation.
National Women's History Project.
4000 Years of Women in Science.
National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Guerilla Girls. The conscience of the art world.
The Women's Studies Department at San Diego State University. At 27, the oldest Women's Studies Department in nation.
Women's Studies Resources On-Line (University of Maryland).
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Disability Research Resources
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Resources
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