New Report: "More Than a Footnote: A Research Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada"
DAWN Canada has recently shared a new report: "More Than A Footnote: A Research Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada."
For the first time, this report brings together a more fulsome picture of the issues and concerns facing Canadian women and girls with disabilities. It brings together several strands of existing research, with some original contributions, to piece together a more comprehensive understanding of what it is like to be a woman or a girl with a disability in Canada.
“This milestone report marks a sea-change in what we know about the experiences of women and girls with disabilities. By gathering and highlighting current research – research that prioritizes the voices of women and girls with disabilities – DAWN Canada and its partners help to shift away from notions of women and girls with disabilities as victims, vulnerable and invisible. This report confirms and recognizes their vital role as leaders and actors for women's rights and for their own rights.”
Professor Deborah Stienstra, Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work
This information can be used to inform education, policy, research, and practice in ways that can liberate women and girls with disabilities. Use this research to inform your actions, work and discussions - collectively, we can move beyond the barriers that face women and girls with disabilities and work towards solutions which are informed by lived experiences.
To read the full report, view More Than A Footnote: A Research Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada on the DAWN Canada website.
For more information, view the Executive Summary.