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|In most low- and middle-income countries, children with disabilities are more likely to be out of school than any other group of children; even if they do attend school,
children living with disabilities are often more likely to drop out and leave school early. In some countries, having a disability can more than double the chance of a girl not
being in school, compared to their non-disabled peers. It is, therefore, unsurprising that in many countries girls with disabilities make up the vast majority of those out of
school. For those girls with disabilities who actually manage to enter classrooms, the quality and form of schooling received – often in segregated schools – can act to
powerfully compound exclusion from the mainstream and confirm pre-existing societal notions about disability.
Tackling this severe discrimination is a matter of urgency on several counts. First, this denial of the right to education robs children in general and girls in particular of the
future benefits of an education and the opportunity to access other rights – for example, by limiting employment opportunities or participation in civic affairs later in life. It
restricts full participation in society, exacerbating exclusion, and can limit a person’s chance of escaping poverty. This and other barriers faced by girls living with
disabilities means they are usually among the poorest of the poor.
The Science Princess Campaign will help disabled girls to battling against the Odds and achieve their ambitions. Instead of letting the disability get in the way, the
Campaign will help girls use it as a tool to propel themselves forward and reach their goals, even if it is against the odds.
- Higher Education Scholarships for Disabled Young Women and Girls.
- Internship programs for disabled women graduates in science
- For disabled women and girls
- For universities and academic institutions and private sector
- Promoting Disabled Women in Science in the International Community
For further information, please contact us
Enable Disabled Women and Girls in Science
|Global Campaign for Women & Girls in Science
|Building a Momentum for Equality and Parity in Science