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Education and WWDs

The CRPD is the first globally binding human rights instrument to comprehensively address the rights of persons with disabilities[1]. The CRPD provides a clear legal and political roadmap for change. As per Article 24 of CRPD, States have to ensure that: Persons with disabilities are not excluded from the general education system on the basis of disability, and that children with disabilities are not excluded from free and compulsory primary education, or from secondary education, on the basis of disability. It also should provide for vocational training, adult education and life long education.

In CEDAW, Article 10 related to education seeks that Women have equal rights with men in education, including equal access to schools, vocational training, and scholarship opportunities. The article refers to all women though no specific mention of disability is made.

System of Education promoted by CRPD: The educational system has been based on segregated special schools[2] for different types of disabilities. With the Salamanca Declaration 1994[3] inclusion became the guiding force in Education. This was supported by CRPD under Article 24.