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2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Higher education for women with disabilities: A review study


Author(s): Sultan Singh and Sara Begum

Abstract: In India, women have been victims of stigma and discrimination, oppression, violation since decades. As far as disability is concerned, women with disability become double source of discrimination, isolation and stigma on the ground of gender and impairment. Disability affects hundreds of millions of families in developing countries. Currently around 10% of the world’s population or roughly around 650 million people live with disability. Around 21 million people have different types of disabilities. The psycho-social status of disabled women also has negative impacts as well. Being a woman, they do not have access to better education or find a suitable job. They are often denied opportunity to interact with others and gain skills to prove their skills due to the discriminatory attitudes. Isolation and confinement based on culture and traditions, attitudes and prejudices often affect disabled women more than men. As far as Education is concerned, education is seemed less important for girls in Indian society as they are not expected to become bread winners. Disabilities limit their opportunities even more. The higher education system in India is a powerful tool to build a knowledge-based societyThe United Nations Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) that was adopted in 2006 is a landmark convention which first time in history, talks about the concerns and issues of people with disabilities at a global forum. Before this in 2000, ‘The Biwako Millennium Framework’ already talked in seven principles about the right based society and girl and women with Disabilities. The present study focuses upon the available review of literature related to women with disabilities in all aspects like medical, social, educational, emotional, physical and vocational in India. In this paper the investigator will find out the reasons for not going women with disabilities in education and discuss experience in the field of rehabilitation related to women with disabilities. The researcher will also explain the provisions of education for women with disabilities with reference to Right to Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.

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Sultan Singh and Sara Begum. Higher education for women with disabilities: A review study. International Journal of Research in Special Education. 2022; 2(2): 52-56.
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