26 March 2020 

Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Despite growing interest and research into violence against women with disabilities, targeted efforts to protect their rights are still lacking. Failure to prioritise the collection of data on the situation of women and girls with disabilities, in all their diversity, and report it accordingly perpetuates invisibility. 

This webinar addressed how disability, gender, and age intersect to impact the way that violence affects women with disabilities; what we know about the forms of violence experienced by women with disabilities; and recommendations on how to operationalise intersectional lenses in gender equality programmes and policies, including social protection. 


  • Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 
  • Stephanie Ortoleva, President of Women Enabled International  
  • Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Adviser, World Bank  
  • Monjurul Kabir, Senior Adviser, UN Women 

Moderator: Eppu Mikkonen, Senior Adviser for Gender Equality, MfFA of Finland 

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Registrants: 432


Attendees: 233


Youtube views: 274

(until august/2020)