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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-29
Women with Disabilities in Developing Countries


This study will focus on women with disabilities in developing countries. It will outline the actual situation of women with disabilities, analyze the countries’ legal systems and policy measures that protect their rights, and indicate problems that need to be solved. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) declares equality between men and women in its general principles. In addition CRPD provides an independent article that requires State Parties to recognize that women with disabilities are subject to multiple discriminations and urges them to take measures to ensure proper human rights and fundamental freedoms, including measures to ensure full empowerment. This means that there is a gap between men and women with disabilities, and this issue needs special attention in addition to the general issues surrounding disability. This study will analyze and compare several individual countries in Asia in order to find common hindering issues.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] KOBAYASHI Masayuki
[ Co-researchers ] MORI Soya
[ Co-researchers ] SAI Takanori (DPI-Japan)
[ Co-researchers ] ASANO Noriyuki (Professor, Osaka Ohtani University)
[ Co-researchers ] YOTSUMOTO Kenji (Professor, Kobe University)
[ Co-researchers ] KANAZAWA Mami (Ritsumeikan University)
[ Co-researchers ] YOSHIMURA Chie (Project Lecturer, Kumamoto Gakuen University)