The Intersection of CEDAW and CRPD
Year Published: 2010
This report examines a new model built on advancing an intersectional human rightsplatform of action. The four country project in the Asian region provided a powerfullocus for an innovative human rights praxis which integrated a dialectical interactionbetween different social movements, analytical insights and concrete political strategiesand practices. The praxis model of four pilot projects in the Asia region was built on aframework that put into action an intersectional analysis of the Convention on the Rightsof Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Convention on the Elimination ofDiscrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child(CRC) so as to challenge multiple forms of human rights violations against women andchildren with disabilities. Discrimination is often compounded for women and childrenon the grounds of gender, age and minority status. A holistic approach to human rightsadvocacy promotes the understanding that the human rights framework is indivisible andinterrelated. This report explores the programmatic ways in which this conceptualanalysis was put into practice.