E-Discussion on Women with Disabilities in Development, March 10-24
People from around the world are invited to participate in an e-discussion on women with disabilities in development, to be conducted on-line from March 10 to 24, 2009. The email-based discussion is meant to involve aid agencies; government officials dealing with gender and disability; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); Disabled People Organizations (DPOs); and World Bank operational and technical staff.
The intent of this e-discussion is to collect experiences, problems, solutions, and unresolved issues related to the inclusion of women with disabilities in development. Participants will also be encouraged to provide references to analytical work (studies, books, articles, reports, etc.) on women with disabilities and their situation and inclusion in economic and social life. These references will be gathered into a bibliography.
The e-discussion will cover the following topics: framing the issue of women with disabilities in development; reproductive health of women with disabilities; violence against women with disabilities and access to justice; education of women with disabilities; women with disabilities and the environment; women with disabilities and employment; issues of specific concern to women with disabilities that are missing from the development agenda and what can be done to ensure that these issues receive appropriate attention; and, what concrete actions can be taken to enable women with disabilities to claim their place in the development agenda.
Participation is free, and will be in English.
If you are interested in joining the two-week e-discussion on women with disabilities in development, then you may register by following these steps:
1. Send an email to email@example.com
2. Put the following command in the SUBJECT LINE of your email:
Subject: EDISCWWD [Your First Name, Your Last Name, Your Country]
EDISCWWD Jane Smith Australia
3. In the SAME EMAIL, please put the following command in the MESSAGE BODY of your email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Subscribe EDISCWWD [Your First Name, Your Last Name]
Subscribe EDISCWWD Sita Lal
If you have any questions regarding registering for the E-Discussion, please contact Kelly Hamel at email@example.com
This e-discussion is brought to you by the Disability & Development Team (HDNSP); the Office of Diversity Programs; and the Gender and Development Group at the World Bank; and the Global Partnership for Disability & Development (GPDD)
Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested in participating in the E-Discussion.