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Chapter 1: Disability and the community

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HealthWiki > A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities > Chapter 1: Disability and the community


a group of women with disabilities and their children.

Women with disabilities have a right to good health. Good health depends on enough nutritious food to eat, regular physical activity, and access to information and services to prevent and treat health problems, especially problems of reproductive health.

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1 out of every 10 women has a disability that affects daily living.

Also, to develop to their full potential, girls and women with disabilities need good education, jobs, and opportunities to be involved in their communities.

a woman speaking; she wears dark glasses and holds a stick.
When we have the same opportunities, we can contribute to our families and communities, like every other woman.