The women are poorer and generally face barriers to full equality and advancement because of such factors as race, age, language, ethnicity, culture, tradition and religion.
Persistence of certain cultural, legal and institutional barriers makes women and girls with disabilities victims of two-fold discrimination: as women and as persons with disabilities. Girls and women of all ages with any form of disability are among the more vulnerable and marginalized of society.
There is therefore need to take into account and to address their concerns in all policy-making and programming. Special measures are needed at all levels to integrate them into the mainstream of development.
Disability Rights Advocacy Center (DRAC) was therefore conceived to provide the much-needed voice and lead a movement that champions a more organized and strategic response to disability issues with a development mindset.