Side Event –CoSPCRPD 2022

13 June 2022

An Intersectional Approach to Disability Inclusion and beyond

This side event aims to bring together multiple stakeholders from UN, government, organisations of persons with disabilities, civil society, to discuss intersectionality and provide practical ways to implement and integrate an intersectional approach to mainstream and targeted initiatives addressing the rights of persons with disabilities, including through tangible examples of how it can be done. Specifically, the event will introduce the audience to recently launched Intersectionality Resource Guide and Toolkit.

This side-event will contribute to an understanding of intersectionality that bridges the gap between theory and practice and focus on presenting concrete country examples, creating a dialogue between Member States, disability constituencies and civil society. The discussion will explore how disability, gender, age, etc. intersect and impact individuals, discuss challenges and opportunities for the inclusion of persons with disabilities and share recommendations on how to operationalize intersectional lenses in disability inclusion programmes and policies, with emphasis for the response and recovery to the COVID-19 crisis

The event is in English with live captioning (CART). Spanish and IS interpretation will be provided.
Moderator: Ms. Ola Abualghaib, Manager Technical Secretariat, UNPRPD MPTF
Opening remarks:
Ms. Rosemary Kayess, CRPD Committee Chair
Mx. Xxxx Xxxxx Government of Canada (tbc)
Ms. Pratima Gurung, National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN)
Keynote presentation:
Mr. Monjurul Kabir, Ph.D, UN Coordination Adviser and Global Team Leader, Disability Inclusion and
Intersectionality, UN Women HQ
Country examples applying intersectionality approaches:
Ms. Elizabeth Campos, Blind Women’s Commission of Peru (CODIP), Latin American Blind Union
Ms. Vesna Ivanovikj, Head of UN Women Office in North Macedonia
Closing and Note of Thanks: Mr. Monjurul Kabir, UN Women HQ

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