Women with Disabilities and Reproductive Rights: A Brief Illustration of the Picture in Uganda

Author(s): Shamim Nampijja
Type:
Final project
Year of publication:
2020
Specialisation:
Gender Based Violence
Number of pages:
34
Keywords:
sexual and reproductive health rights, women and girls with disabilities, Uganda

Abstract

This paper explores the complex roles played by the state, primary caregivers, health workers and community residents who are key players in the assurance of sexual and reproductive health rights for women and girls with disabilities in Uganda. women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are internationally acknowledged as fundamental human rights and the violation of the same is a barrier to gender equality. Disproportionate discrimination and violation in the security of these rights trouble women and girls with disabilities. Intersectionality exposes the innumerable oppressions undermining sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls with disabilities. Intersections of disability on other social injustices simultaneously work with the key players to augment the fluid inequities tackled by women and girls with disabilities. These fluid inequities exhibited through the experiences of women and girls with disabilities prove that the right to sexual and reproductive health rights is yet to be secured for this section of women.