Problem

Disabled women

Nature:

The consequences of deficiencies and disablement are particularly serious for women. There are a great many countries where women are subjected to social, cultural and economic disadvantages which impede their access to, for example, health care, education, vocational training and employment. If, in addition, they are physically or mentally disabled their chances of overcoming their disablement are diminished, which makes it all the more difficult for them to take part in community life. In families, the responsibility for caring for a disabled parent often lies with daughters, which considerably limits their freedom and their possibilities of taking part in other activities.

Broader Problems:
Human disability
Related Problems:
Dependence on breast feeding
Values:
Disability
Subject(s):
Health Care Handicapped
Society Women
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
16.06.2019 – 20:18 CEST