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Women with Disabilities' Encounters with the Medical and Health Systems in Israel: Research Summary

Dr. Dana Roth - Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
Dafna Raviv-Carmi - Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro


This study was carried out by the leadership group of women with disabilities from the Leadership Center at Beit Issie Shapiro, in collaboration with the Disability Rights Clinic, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University.


For the past few years, a group of women with disabilities has been active within the Leadership Center at Beit Issie Shapiro. Among the many challenges these women experience, is having to cope with dual discrimination - being a woman and having a disability. Based on their very negative personal experiences, the group decided to research women with disabilities' situation in the health and medical systems. The ultimate goal is to change existing policies, improve treatments, increase accessibility, and change attitudes towards and services for women with disabilities in hospitals and community clinics.


The research conducted was carried out using the Participatory Action Research approach, which is a full collaboration between professional researchers and research "subjects".



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