GENDER AND DISABILITY
Women's Experiences in the Middle East
Gender and Disability looks at the situation of women with a variety of disabilities in the Middle Eastern context. Because gender discrimination is a marked feature of many Middle Eastern societies, studying the lives of disabled women in the region makes it very clear how gender and disability interact as factors of social differentiation. The implications for the work of NGOs are that much more attention must be given to the particular needs of disabled women, to supporting them as they assert their rights, and also to changing social attitudes with regard to gender as well as disability.
The book contains detailed case study material and photographs, as well as a theoretical discussion of the issues.
OXFAM, June 1997. paper; 64 pp. ISBN 0-85598-363-9 US$9.95
LOUD, PROUD AND PASSIONATE
Including Women with Disabilities in International Development Programs
This book addresses an area long underrepresented in development programmes: the inclusion of women with disabilities. This volume from Mobility International will be an invaluable resource for all those working with, or interested in, issues pertaining to women with disabilities. It overviews key issues and strategies of women with disabilities around the world, with special focus on women in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.
Loud, Proud and Passionate describes projects organised by, and for, women with disabilities to improve opportunities for income generation, education, health, and full participation in communities. It profiles women with disabilities who have organised at grassroots, at national and international levels, and features their recommendations. It suggests practical strategies for outreach, inclusion, and support of women with disabilities that are appropriate for women's and development organisations. Its resource list includes materials and organisations in different countries.
Mobility International USA, June 1997. paper; 200 pp. US$19.95
WOMEN AND DISABILITY
Prepared by Esther Boylan
Combining information, analysis, and accounts from disabled women, this book lays bare the stigma of disability and argues for the rights of disabled women to sexuality and marriage. It discusses how disability among women can be prevented, the positive roles of rehabilitation, education, and employment, and describes innovative projects worldwide that are giving women new hope.
Zed Books, 1991. paper; 111 pp. ISBN 0-86232-987-6 US$15.95
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