||This systematic review examined the equality challenges and opportunities for women with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to participate and succeed in education, employment, and motherhood. The search of Web of Science, PsychINFO, Google Scholar, and MEDLINE databases yielded 24 articles, which were subsequently passed through open, axial, and selective coding. The resulting review found that women with disabilities in LMICs have severe difficulty participating and succeeding in education, employment, and motherhood. This was due to a number of interrelated factors: (1) hampered access to education, employment, intimacy and marriage, (2) stigma and cultural practices resulting in discrimination and prejudice, and (3) lack of support from family, teachers and institutions?all of which are exacerbated by poverty. Support from families, communities, the government, and nongovernmental organizations improves women?s ability to fulfil their social roles (as students, employees and mothers), resulting in a better quality of life. Strategies that create awareness, minimize poverty and facilitate justice may improve the opportunities for women with disabilities in LMICs to participate in education, employment, and motherhood, as well as their ability to succeed in these domains.
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Barriers to education, work, and motherhood among women with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: A review
Review go over, check Question
What are the important challenges and opportunities for women with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries to participate take part, join, share in education, employment, and motherhood?
This study focuses on women with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The study seeks to understand know, to get the barriers and opportunities these women face in education, work, and motherhood. Studying this population may help to identify the interaction between gender, disability, and high levels of poverty.
The review go over, check included studies published between 2006 and 2015.
Articles were included if they were published in English in peer-reviewed journals and had the full text accessible available, on hand, understandable, usable (handicapped) for download. Articles were excluded if they did not reference women with disabilities, LMICs (or developing countries), or any of the three outcomes of interest (education, employment, and motherhood). Twenty-four articles met the inclusion criteria. There were 11 qualitative studies, seven reviews, one quantitative study, two mixed studies (quantitative and qualitative), one examination of UN disability convention proceedings, one examination of legislation, and one conference paper.
Women with disabilities in LMICs have severe strong, serious, harmful, dangerous, very bad difficulty participating in education, employment, and motherhood, especially when they are also experiencing poverty. Key barriers include (1) lack of access to education, employment, intimacy, and marriage; (2) stigma mark, spot, blemish, embarrassment and cultural practices; and (3) lack of support from family, teachers, and institutions. Support from families, communities, the government, and non-governmental organizations can improve outcomes and overall quality of life.
Use of Statistics
The review go over, check discusses some descriptive statistics reported in individual person, you, man, woman, one studies.
Quality of Evidence
The review go over, check does not attempt try, effort to assess review, sum up, evaluate, to determine figure out, decide, find out, test value, find the quality of the evidence. The conclusions should be interpreted with caution.