Harmful gender and/or disability stereotypes such as incapacity and inability, can lead to mothers with disabilities facing legal discrimination. As such, they are significantly overrepresented in child protection proceedings and disproportionately lose contact and custody of their children who are subject to adoption proceedings and/or can be placed in institutions. In addition, husbands can be granted separation and/or divorce on the basis of his wife's psychosocial disability.
Non-negotiated soft law
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
General Comment / Recommendation
Means of adoption
Equality & Inclusion
Persons with disabilities
CRPD General Comment No. 3, Women and girls with disabilities (2016), para. 46.