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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-1-12
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 the problems to be solved. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) states equality between men and women in its general principles. In addition, CRPD provides an independent article which requires State Parties to recognize that women with disabilities are subject to multiple discrimination and urges them to take measures to ensure their human rights and fundamental freedoms, including measures to ensure full empowerment. This means there is a gap between men and women with disabilities, and this issue needs special attention in addition to the general issues regarding disability. This study will analyze several individual countries in Asia and compare them to find the common issues hindering the rights of women with disabilities.


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, Kansai University)
[ Co-researchers ] YOTSUMOTO Kenji (Professor, Kobe University)
[ Co-researchers ] KANAZAWA Mami (PhD Student, Hitotsubashi University)
[ Co-researchers ] YOSHIMURA Chie (Project Lecturer, Kumamoto Gakuen University)
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