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In 1999, with Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia, the Center launched a new series of publications on women and girls with disabilities.

In Barbara’s memory – and in honor of her feminist passion to ensure the full human rights of women and girls with disabilities – the Center continues this work.

Click here to read the 2011 Online Series of New Barbara Waxman Fiduccia Papers On Women and Girls with Disabilities.

Women and Girls with Disabilities:  Defining the Issues – An Overview (1999) by Barbara Waxman Fiduccia and Leslie R. Wolfe -- addresses a wide range of issues – including phyisician assisted suicide, access to health care, reproductive right and health, family life, education and employment, violence against disabled women and girls, and disabled women’s leadership.  The report considers how applying a “disability lens” and reflecting the values and vision of disability feminism can help bring the voices of disabled women and girls to the policy arena and to feminist research and advocacy.

Violence Against Disabled Women (1999) by Barbara Waxman Fiduccia and Leslie R. Wolfe – summarizes available data and research on the prevalence of violence in the livews of women and girls with disabilities – including domestic abuse and battering, sexual abuse and rape, and forms of violence masked as socially accepted treatment.

Re-shaping, Re-thinking, Re-defining:  Feminist Disability Studies (2001) by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson – presents the aspects of feminist disability studies – focusing on representation, the body, identify, and activism, and explains how feminist disability analyses link and expand both disability studies and women’s studies.

Strong Proud Sisters:  Girls and Young Women with Disabilities (2001) by Harilyn Rousso – paints a comprehensive portrait of disabled girls and their needs and resilience, looking at a range of issues – definitions and demographics, access to health care, substance abuse, exercise and sports, depression, self-esteem, eating disorders and body image, disability identity, role models and media images, social and sexual development, violence, educational equity, and employment.