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An underlying need in every area of life, CRPD recognizes Accessibility as a right under Article 9, which provides not only for physical and infrastructural accessibility but also access to information, communication and services. Although Article 3, CEDAW talks of equality for women it remains silent on the issue of accessibility in order to achieve de-facto and de-jure equality. Although when read in light of Article 6 (WwDs) and Article 9 (Accessibility) of the CRPD, it would address the gap in the CEDAW with regard to gender, disability and accessibility. Hence, CEDAW must have General Recommendation on Accessibility. Accessibility (or lack of it) is a cross cutting issue and it reflects in all most all spheres of life. For many, the knowledge of accessibility as a term and a right is unknown. Historically, realization of accessibility for persons with disabilities (PwDs) has suffered from insensitive and ignorant attitudes, which get further compounded by the missing gender considerations for WwDs. Inaccessibility, can result from attitudinal, environmental, institutional and informational barriers, all of which either individually or in combination can lead to the denial of rights, entitlements and services. Another essential aspect of accessibility is to have informational access which would educate and empower WwDs about their rights, various schemes and benefits.