Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Center for Women Policy Studies Seeks Submissions on Women and Girls with Disabilities

Center for Women Policy Studies
September 1, 2010

In 1999, at the urging of our sister and colleague Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia, the Center launched a new series of reports on women and girls with disabilities – written by women leaders in the disability rights and women’s rights movements [click here to download our first three reports]. These three reports were inspired by Barbara’s co-authorship of our 1999 Research and Data in Brief report on Violence Against Disabled Women [click here to download the report].
Sadly, we lost Barbara in 2001 and, while we will always miss her great and powerful spirit, her passion to ensure the full human rights of women and girls with disabilities continues to inspire the Center’s work. DONATE NOW to support this work.
In that spirit, we are planning to produce a series of new BARBARA WAXMAN FIDUCCIA PAPERS ON WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES – on a full range of women’s human rights crises that affect women with disabilities in every corner of the globe.
In Barbara’s words in Women and Girls With Disabilities: Defining the Issues – An Overview (1999): “Disabled women and girls are of all ages, all racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and sexual orientations. . . Disabled women and girls live at the corner of disability and womanhood – with two ‘minority’ identities, a double dose of discrimination and stereotyping and multiple barriers to achieving their life goals.” [click here to download the report]
The 2011 BARBARA WAXMAN FIDUCCIA PAPERS will present the self-defined perspectives of women with disabilities – both in the USA and globally – on such topics as: access to health care, reproductive rights and health, violence against women and girls, women and AIDS, educational equity, family life and parenting, employment and economic development, balancing work and family, participation in Government at every level – from local to national to international. We also urge you to propose Papers on issues that we have not mentioned here.
To be considered as an author for the 2011 BARBARA WAXMAN FIDUCCIA PAPERS, we invite you to submit a brief summary of your proposed Paper to the Center’s president at by NOVEMBER 1, 2010.
[DONATE NOW to support the publication of the 2011 Barbara Waxman Fiduccia Papers].

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