JOURNAL OF UWC FACULTY OF LAW | ISSN 2077-4907 | Short URL www.ldd.org.za

Multiple discrimination experienced by women with disabilities in the workplace in South Africa, pp 214-239

Volume: Volume 27 - 2023

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: Yvette Basson

Persons with disabilities have historically been members of one of the most marginalised groups in society. Access to employment has been a major barrier to the socio-economic empowerment of those with disabilities. The intersection of gender- and disability-based unfair discrimination is not yet widely recognised, and it may not be as familiar as traditional concepts of discrimination. This intersection is important however, because it may affect the participation of women with disabilities in various aspects of society. There is growing recognition that women with disabilities face greater barriers against full participation in society, since they must overcome unfair discrimination related to both their gender and their disabilities.

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Yvette Basson

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mercantile and Labour Law, Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape.


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