Women comprise three-quarters of people with disabilities in developing countries, with almost 65-70 percent of these women living in rural areas. Women with disabilities comprise approximately one-tenth of all women worldwide. Furthermore, WWD are at an added risk of violence, abuse and discrimination. Due to their gender and disability, WWD face intersecting discrimination on many fronts especially with regards to the realization of their SRHR.
This volume addresses the integral need for more discourse on sexuality and SRHR for women and girls with disabilities across the Asia-Pacific region. Whereas many issues are similar across different countries in this region, few opportunities exist for people to mobilise and plan social action on issues of WGWD in relation to SRHR. This volume will potentially make an important contribution to the growing literature on sexuality and SRHR for women and girls with disabilities in ensuring their SRHR and right to be free from violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination.