Gehl Report: Indigenous Women and Girls with Disabilities and Gender-Based Violence (2021)

Addressing the needs of Indigenous women and girls with disabilities, require a new conceptual model. While the ‘medical model of disability’ and the ‘social model of disability’ have been useful for Canadian policy and program developers, the ‘political model of disability’ will best serve Indigenous women and girls with disabilities in terms of understanding and addressing the compounding and interacting elements of the intersectional oppression that they live under. Through this new conceptual model, Canadians, parliamentarians, feminists, and policy and program developers will be better equipped to perceive, understand, and address the main barriers in remedying the lived reality of Indigenous women and girls with disabilities.


Lynn Gehl

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Senior Grades (14-18)

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