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Friday, 08 February 2019 - 13:35
UN Women Disability Study Report Launch
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UN Women, together  with the Ministry of Women & Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, launched a report on “Women with Disabilities and Their Access to Economic Opportunities:  Through the Lens of Gender Budgets” today.

The study is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka to use a gender budgeting framework to examine government plans, policies and budgets and its impact on women with disabilities.  

The 2012 Census of Sri Lanka revealed that there are more women with disabilities than that of men in all age groups.

However, women comprised of only 15% of employed persons with disabilities in Sri Lanka, which highlights a stark gender gap and a discrepancy in access to opportunities.
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