Equal rights for women and girls with disabilities: Leveraging the power of innovation and technology to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

Date:
16 June 2022

The 15th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD COSP15) will be scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York,  from 14 to 16  June 2022 , during which an election of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities will be conducted.

Theme and sub-themes of the Conference:

Overarching theme: Building disability-inclusive and participatory societies in the COVID context and beyond

  • Sub theme 1: Innovation and technology advancing disability rights
  • Sub theme 2: Economic empowerment and entrepreneurship of persons with disabilities
  • Sub theme 3: Participation of persons with disabilities in climate action, disaster risk reduction and resilience against natural disasters.

This event, Equal rights for women and girls with disabilities: Leveraging the power of innovation and technology to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, will be held on June 16 at 8:30 am EST.

Women and young persons with disabilities have a right to health, to an adequate standard of living, and to be free from violence, even during times of crisis. COVID-19 pandemic has also exposed the stark digital divide and disproportionate impact of technology on women and young persons with disabilities on the ground in several countries. The UNFPA has worked to innovate, advocate and ensure persons with disabilities everywhere are free from violence and discrimination, and able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This event will explore how innovation and technology can be used to promote equal rights for women and young persons with disabilities particularly to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.