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The report aims to analyse available data sources in order to enable an understanding of the issues that women and children with disabilities face in Georgia in a wide range of domains. Specifically, this study provides an overview of the situation of people with disabilities in Georgia with a special focus on women and children with regard to demographics; education; employment; health, welfare and access to social services; and safety and crime.
Globally, the disability prevalence rate among women is higher than that among men. Women and girls with disabilities experience various forms of discrimination, including harmful gender-based discriminatory practices, among other obstacles. Based on the analysis of existing official statistics the issue brief describes main challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities in Georgia.
This brief provides a short description of the project "Transforming Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities in Georgia” implemented by UN Women in partnership with five UN Agencies (UNICEF, WHO, UNDP, UNFPA, OHCRH) with the generous support of the Joint SDG Fund.