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Disabilities: South Asia
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There are millions of women living with disabilities with varying conditions that make their already burdened roles even more challenging because of physical or mental limitations. They remain hidden and silent, their concerns unknown and their rights overlooked (UNESCAP 2000). Women with disabilities in South Asian countries face triple handicap and discrimination through their disabili…

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Khanna, Neena, “Disabilities: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0166b>
First published online: 2009

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