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  • At least 53% of all people with disabilities in Canada are women.
  • The unemployment rate among women with disabilities is up to 75%.
  • 8% of women with disabilities live on less than $10,000 per year. Of those, 23% live on less than $5,000 per year.
  • Accessible cribs, accessible and affordable childcare and other services for mothers with disabilities are virtually non-existent.
  • Women and children with disabilities are twice as likely to be victims of violence than non-disabled women, women and children with multiple disabilities experience even higher rates of violence
  • Few rape crisis centres and transition houses are accessible to women with disabilities

Disabled Women’s Network Canada