Multi country
Multi-country Programmes

Understanding how to use an intersectional approach while addressing disability inclusion

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
 
 
1 May 202031 Dec 2021
Programme Status
Open
Programme Budget
US$ 99,510

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • UN Women
  • UNICEF
  • UNFPA
  • OHCHR

The Programme

The joint programme will develop a toolkit to provide practical ways to implement and integrate an intersectional approach to initiatives addressing the rights of persons with disabilities, including through tangible examples of how it can be done.
The toolkit aims to inform both UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and Government programming processes  to address inclusion of the rights of persons with disabilities in their diversity  at the intersection of factors such as age, sex, gender identity and expression, race, socio-economic status, ethnicity, among others in relation to: data collection; programme design, implementation and monitoring; for the rights of persons with disabilities in their diversity using an intersectional approach. The toolkit will be developed in close consultation with organizations of persons with disabilities, UN agencies, UNCTs, civil society, academia and other relevant stakeholders. The toolkit will be informed by: (a) a desk review of existing resources and best practices including from UN entities, organizations of persons with disabilities, broader civil society, and academia, and (b) consultations and validation workshops to seek input including from a diverse range of organizations of persons with disabilities, UNCTs, UN agencies, through the process of developing the toolkit as well as to build consensus around the resulting toolkit.

Approach

Through a multi-stakeholder effort, UN Women, UNDESA, UNICEF, UNFPA and OHCHR will coordinate the development of a global toolkit to inform both UNCTs and Government programming processes to address disability inclusion  at the intersection of factors such as age, sex, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, among others in relation to: data collection; programme design, implementation and monitoring; and advocacy for the rights of persons with disabilities in their diversity using an intersectional approach.  The toolkit will be developed in close consultation with a civil society advisory group[1] as well as with organizations of persons with disabilities, UN entities, civil society, academia and other relevant stakeholders.