Importance of Empowering Disabled Women to Exercise their Reproductive Rights

  • Megha Kaushik and Mrinal Mohan Mukul
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  • Megha Kaushik

    Student at Manipal University Jaipur, India

  • Mrinal Mohan Mukul

    Student at Manipal University Jaipur, India

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Empowering disabled women to exercise their reproductive rights is essential for a truly inclusive human rights framework. This idea bridges the gaps between disability rights, women's rights, and broader human rights by aligning with established international norms. Raising awareness of disabled women's unique challenges is crucial for inclusive policies and practices. Through dialogue, advocates can collaborate on comprehensive frameworks that protect all women's rights. Ultimately, the goal is not just to point out problems, but to actively build inclusive policies that honor everyone's rights and dignity. This idea addresses the critical intersection of reproductive rights and the rights of disabled women. Recognizing diverse perspectives across disability rights, women's rights, and human rights communities, it seeks to establish a framework aligned with international human rights norms and consensus documents. Highlighting the silence or lack of explicit provisions concerning disabled women's reproductive rights in laws and policies, the idea identifies this omission as a source of systemic discrimination and neglect. Its primary objective is to articulate human rights benchmarks for evaluating national laws and policies, fostering constructive dialogue among advocates, and raising awareness about the unique challenges faced by disabled women. Ultimately, the goal is not just to expose these issues, but to actively work towards inclusive policies that honor the rights and dignity of all women, regardless of ability. This abstract concisely captures the idea's core arguments by effectively summarizing the key points and objectives, this abstract entices readers to delve deeper into the full idea, highlighting its focus on: Bridging the gap between disability rights, women's rights, and human rights, Addressing the silence surrounding reproductive rights for disabled women, Establishing human rights benchmarks and international human rights perspective, and Promoting inclusive policies that honor all women's rights.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 49 - 53


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