Survey: 30 percent of women with disabilities suffering from sexual harassment

May 9, 2012

The civic organization of Tokyo, "DPI Women with Disabilities Network," conducted a survey through other organizations, etc. in May - November, 2011 about hard experience for a woman with disability to live.

31 out of 87 women including 5 Deaf women, exceeding 1/3, mentioned sexual harassment.

The task force of Cabinet Office intends to held the hearing of the organization persons concerned on May 11, and use its results in preparation of the disability antidiscriminatory bill which aims at introduction to an regular Diet session next year.

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