Discrimination of girls and women with disabilities in education and employment

Rajić Ćalić, Jovana (2022) Discrimination of girls and women with disabilities in education and employment. In: Ukrštena diskriminacija žena i devojčica sa invaliditetom i instrumenti za njihovo osnaživanje = Intersectional discrimination of women and girls with disabilities and means of their empowerment. Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd, pp. 531-544. ISBN 978-86-6132-040-8

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In labour law, women with disabilities belong to the vulnerable category, faced with double discrimination. Unequal treatment is based on sex and disability, which poses a double burden when accessing rights, institutions, education and finally employment. In this paper, the authoress stands that unequal treatment at the earliest age for girls compared to boys with disabilities in medical help, education and vocational training make a lower representation of women with disabilities in the labour market. This results in living in poverty, financial dependence on other family members and the social security system, abuse and sexual harassment. In theory, education, vocational training and employment are considered crucial for getting out of the isolation of this group. Mutually connected, education will set forth for vocational training, which will contribute to the possibility of getting to know new skills that are needed for employment. Earnings make women with disabilities financially independent and less at risk of poverty. Research has shown that more is invested in improving the health of boys with disabilities than girls. Furthermore, girls with disabilities are almost excluded from education. This is due to the lack of inclusive measures such as the mismatch of learning resources, transport and classrooms. The literacy rate of this category is as low as the education rate. As a result, women with disabilities are less likely to be employed, as well as to have the same earnings as colleagues with or without disabilities. The work of this category is insufficiently evaluated under the influence of the stereotype that women with disabilities are not intelligent enough for education, that education is unnecessary for them, that they are not able to earn, and that their place is at home, which makes them financially dependent on other family members, bringing them to poverty.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women with disabilities; Unequal treatment; Double discrimination; Vulnerable categories
Subjects: Radno i socijalno pravo
Depositing User: Aleksandra Višekruna
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 16:06
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2023 16:06
URI: http://ricl.iup.rs/id/eprint/1651

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