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Key Issues in the Intersection Between Gender, Disability and Poverty in Low Income Countries

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By Jennifer Byrne

Abstract: This paper examines the intersection between gender disability and poverty in Low Income Countries (LICs), exploring the current situation faced by women with disabilities from an intersectional feminist point of view. It then goes on to describe some of the major theories that have been used to understand the experiences of women with disabilities, such as intersectionality and feminist disability theory. Ultimately it aims to highlight women with disabilities as holders of unique experiences, and advocates for their voices to be included in mainstream development.

Keywords: Gender | Disability| Intersectional | Poverty | Feminist |Low Income Countries (LIC) | Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) | Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

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