by Leora Ward, Emma Pearce, Dale Buscher et al.
Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and The International Rescue Committee (IRC), May 2015
Women and girls with disabilities, including those with intellectual and mental disabilities, are at risk of rape and other forms of sexual violence. The attitudes of service providers, family and community members is the most common barrier to information and activities that promote protection from Gender-based Violence (GBV). Training on gender and disability in the field is crucial for meeting the needs of refugees with disabilities. Moreover, there must be recognition of the full range of disability- and gender-related concerns, including GBV, in all international instruments.