Toward inclusive societies: Making data and statistics disability- and gender-inclusive: Launch of the 2022 Disability Data Initiative’s report

Date:
17 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, Toward inclusive societies: Making data and statistics disability- and gender-inclusive: Launch of the 2022 Disability Data Initiative’s report, will be held on June 17 at 11:30 am EST and is organised by Fordham Research Consortium on Disability.

This side event will feature the launch of the 2022 Disability Data Report of the disability data initiative (DDI). The report documents the availability of questions on disability between 2009 and 2021 in national censuses and surveys, including in recent COVID-19 High-Frequency Phone Surveys. It also presents 32 indicators disaggregated by disability for 35 countries with MICS6 (Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey round 6) data. This report presents results on inequalities between women with and without disabilities regarding education, personal activities, health, the standard of living, multidimensional poverty, insecurity, and subjective wellbeing. The moderator (Akiko Ito) will introduce the event. Then, Sophie Mitra and Jaclyn Yap will share an overview of the results presented in a report, data tables, country briefs and the website of the DDI. Then discussants will make some comments and then there will be an interaction with the audience in a Q&A session.