A fairer justice system for women with disabilities: What we learned at our event at the World Justice Forum 2022


Women with disabilities are among those who encounter the greatest justice obstacles yet have some of the most significant justice needs. Women with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities face a complex set of barriers to justice due to restrictions on their legal capacity, lack of equal recognition before the law, and questions about their credibility by justice actors and community members.

This ‘Easy Read’ document highlights the key learnings and recommendations discussed during the joint event ‘Access to Justice for Women With Intellectual and Psychosocial Disabilities,’ led by UN Women in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Irish Centre for Human Rights, University of Galway and the International Disability Alliance, during the World Justice Forum 2022.

The event and the ‘Easy Read’ document have been led under the ‘Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific’ Regional Programme, jointly implemented by UN Women, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Commission of Jurists, with generous support from the Government of Sweden.

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific
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