Six ways women with disabilities have been affected by the pandemic, 2022

Globally, an estimated 19% of women live with a disability1 compared to 12% of men, due in part to gender bias in the allocation of scarce resources and access to services. Before the pandemic, women with disabilities were three times more likely to have unmet health care needs, three times more likely to be illiterate and two times less likely to be employed, compared to men without disabilities. They were also at least twice as likely as other women to experience violence, including by family, intimate partners and caregivers. Learn about six ways the COVID+19 pandemic has amplified existing challenges for women with disabilities.