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Gender and Disability

By Lina Abu-Habib
ISBN: 9780855983635
This book examines the situation of women with various types of disability, in the Middle Eastern context. It provides a general overview of gender and disability and includes several case studies from the Lebanon, Yemen, and the occupied Palestinian Territories.

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  • Synopsis
    Women with disabilities face a double discrimination, both in terms of gender and also of their particular disability. This book examines the situation of women with various types of disability, in the Middle Eastern context. It provides a general overview of gender and disability and includes several case studies from the Lebanon, Yemen, and the occupied Palestinian Territories. Each case study features personal histories from disabled women and members of organizations for disabled people, to highlight particular issues concerning gender and disability.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Working with disabled women: reviewing our approach

    The case studies

    1. Mobilising women with physical disabilities: The Lebanese Sitting Handicapped Association
    2. Invisible victims: working with mothers of children with learning disabilities
    3. A double discrimination: blind girls' life-chances
    4. Disability and gender at a cross-roads: a Palestinian perspective
    5. Facing the backlash: one womans' experience in Yemen
    6. Taking the world stage: disabled women at Beijing

    Conclusion: making 'imperfect' women visible, strategies for the future

    Resources
  • Details
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    Author Lina Abu-Habib
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 64
    Format Paperback / softback
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