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Silent Tears - Disability, violence, and survival of rural women globally

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SILENT TEARS FORUM: - Disability, violence, and survival of rural women globally.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND Q&A

UN Women National Committee Australia and Blur Projects International invite you to attend this CSW62 parallel event co-hosted by the European Disability Forum and Oxfam International

Our panel of experts include those from the international disability community who have taken part in the Silent Tears Project. They will lead a discussion on the violence perpetrated globally against women and girls with disabilities. Universally, women and girls with disabilities experience many barriers and discriminations impacting their daily lives. They are more likely to experience violence, and in rural areas, this is compounded by geographical and social isolation.

The panellists have experience of disability and violence either professionally or personally. Together, they create a ‘borderless’ conversation to identify and discuss courses of action to facilitate change for rural women and girls with disabilities impacted by violence.

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The Silent Tears Project explores how to connect with virtual and real communities to reduce feelings of isolation and how to move towards gender and social equity through empowerment. Violence against women with disabilities is an emerging topic in the women’s rights space and this event advances the UN SDG 2030 agenda and profiles the necessity of 'leaving no one behind'.

UN Women National Committee Australia and the Silent Tears Project acknowledge that violence against women and girls is a global concern. Often the topics of disability, violence and women are siloed and marginalised. Instead, intersections of identity need to be recognised and responded to. This event provides a focal point for discussion, education and awareness raising – providing the impetus and opportunity to enable further social change for rural women and girls with disabilities impacted by violence.

One of UN Women’s core pillars is ending violence against all women and girls. Within this however, UN Women focuses upon the unique circumstances of women and girls with disabilities and their increased incidents of violence. Not only does UN Women work to prevent violence, but also works to ensure the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities within civic life.

This venue is a physically accessible venue, please contact us if you require any additional requirements or questions.

Silent Tears is being exhibited across three galleries across the timeframe of CSW62. We invite you to visit the exhibition and to experience the powerful lived experience stories of women who have had their lives impacted by violence and disabilities.

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