ISG is undertaking a research assignment that aims to inform a thematic report to be prepared by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the topic of sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls with disabilities. The research will identify global challenges and trends in the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights by girls with disabilities, as well as legal and policy responses and good practices for ensuring their full and equal enjoyment of these rights. Based on the information collected and analysed, the research institution, consortium or team will have the main task to produce a detailed research report inclusive of all their findings.
The purpose of the study is to:
1) Investigate the sexual and reproductive health rights of girls with disabilities, including adolescent girls, to inform the thematic report on this topic by the Special Rapporteur, by reviewing and analysing literature, policy frameworks and existing good practice examples, while identifying barriers, implementation gaps, and other weakness to the full and equal realization of girls with disabilities’ sexual and reproductive health rights
2) Based on the findings from the research, initiate a broad set of policy recommendations which can be used to inform advocacy to realize the full and equal enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls with disabilities.
Data collection consists of a desk review of policies, frameworks, legislation and programming, and field visits to three countries, Cambodia, Paraguay and Zambia for data collection.