editorial 2—6 Disability Justice and Autonomy: Intersections With
12 December 2022
recent ongoing survey being conducted access to justice rights and prevention by the Ministry of Social Welfare in of SGBV against women and girls with The absence of accurate data on the Bangladesh was only able to identify 21 disabilities2 and the real-life situation of total number of women and girls with lakhs persons with disabilities and in women and girls with disabilities who disabilities. [...] majority of these women and including their sexual and reproductive This also means policymakers and girls, in addition to lack of access health and rights, to name a few, justice sector actors lack knowledge significantly affect their lives from on the number of women and girls with to education, employment, etc., childhood to adulthood.3 Women and disabilities who face SGBV and it keeps are also. [...] The World Health Organization contribute to their weak socio-economic disabilities and their families when faced (WHO) puts the number of persons with standing within the society and the with sexual and gender-based violence disabilities to 15% of the total population continuous cycle of discrimination, such as rape. [...] The sector actors, women and girls with government to promote peace, just and chances of them getting justice for the disabilities and their families on the inclusive societies, particularly through crimes perpetrated against them and the rights to SRHR and its interlinkages ensuring access to justice for the most probability of getting legal remedy/relief with the right to have access to marginal. [...] Accessibility issues also lead to migration to name a few—prevents and girls with disabilities other difficulties related to the adoption of strategies, policies or and none of the laws contain communication, affecting delivery and initiatives that are inclusive, holistic guidelines on how to deal with receipt of necessary information and and sensitive to the needs of women services (unavailabilit.