You can download our factsheet with statistics about why we campaign for disabled women’s rights.
Sisters of Frida’s has supported work around 3 UN Conventions on our rights:
Sisters of Frida with the Women Enabled International provided evidence to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights of the United Kingdom. We focused on disabled women and specifically on violence against disabled women and domestic abuse.
Armineh Soorenian and Eleanor Lisney, with some help from others for references, came together to produce a submission to CESCR. The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) also published an article on our submission, however the link no longer works. You can find an excerpt of the article on our Submission to CESCR webpage.
You can find more information on our work on VAWG on our Violence Against Women and Girls page. We will be adding resources, news and events about Violence Against Women and Girls on this page. There is also a list of useful organisations to contact.
Stay Safe East Policy Briefing (April 2020)
Domestic Abuse Bill: Stay Safe East DA BIll Briefing and Amendments- Disabled Survivors
“…we need to understand what is different about domestic abuse against disabled women. Of course we experience much of the same range of physical, psychological and financial abuse as other women, but the specific circumstances of our lives mean we also face specific disability related abuse (some of which I would also call hate crime) or abuse where the perpetrator(s) uses our impairment to their advantage.”
If you would like to read more about the Istanbul Convention and VAWG, you can read more on our Istanbul Convention and Disabled Women webpage.
We also wrote a letter to Maria Miller MP (and Jess Phillips MP) on s.76 Serious Crime Act 2015.
First recorded it for the UN day for elimination of VAW 2020 for BAWSO’s light a candle event.
Lucia Bellini on Violence against Disabled Women: