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Flyer CoSP15 side event - An Intersectional Approach to Disability Inclusion and Beyond
June 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - June 13, 2022 @ 5:15 pm

An Intersectional Approach to Disability Inclusion and Beyond

This event, co-sponsored by IDDC, aims to bring together multiple stakeholders from UN, government, OPDs, civil society, and academia 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 that was developed to support UNCTs, civil society and Member States in building their capacity to use an intersectional approach in their work. The discussion will explore how disability, gender, 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.
Event is in English. Spanish and CART/IS interpretation will be provided.


Moderator: Ms. Ola Abualghaib, Manager Technical Secretariat, UNPRPD MPTF


  • Ms. Rosemary Kayess, CRPD Committee Chair;
  • Ms. Beatrice Maille, Minister-Counsellor and Legal Advisor, Government of Canada;
  • Ms. Pratima Gurung, Nepal Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN);
  • Mr. Monjurul Kabir, UN Coordination Adviser and Global Team Leader, Disability Inclusion and Intersectionality, UN Women HQ;
  • Ms. Elizabeth Campos, Blind Women’s Commission of Peru (CODIP), Latin American Blind Union;
  • Ms. Vesna Ivanovikj, Head of UN Women Office North Macedonia

Concept Note