This post is dedicated to all readers, regardless of disabling conditions, risk of disability, or gender identification. Here are some websites, or at least a chartbook, of data you might want to check out about gender differences and disparities among disabled people. Each section is headed nicely, and the subsections have links on them, which makes it all the more awesome.
Now, here are some shocking bits of data not found on this site, but that are obvious around this world:
Women with disabilities are 75% more likely to be subjected to abuse, neglect, and other forms of maltreatment. Girls are usually not as preferred as boys in most of the developing world.
Girls with disabilities face significantly more barriers in education. Here’s a shocker: the global literacy rate among women with disabilities is … drumroll please … 1%. Oh no!
The pay gap for women with disabilities is greater than men who are disabled, or nondisabled people. This is absurd.
More women with disabilities face sexual and emotional violence, physical abuse, etc. And most of that is done by family members.
The chartbook contains more data than I can write here in the blog, but take a good look at the figures and footnotes and try Googling the term “women and girls with disabilities” with or without the quotes.
I will be talking about this stuf on the Female Frenzy on DJ Mac Radio, site URL to follow.
DJ Starlight and myself will lead a discussion on the following topics:
- Party do’s and don’ts. No means NO!
- Positive costumage, child marriage, and other random stuff.
- How about it? Women in education. We’ll talk about Braille, of all things.
- Starlight’s healthy eating plans. My healthy eating plans. Oh yeah. It’s the girls’ night out you wish you had. So tune in and be prepared to be inspired.
Thank you all for reading.
Tune in to the Female Frenzy if you are especially interested in female issues: