Type your search

Doris Rajan, Director of Social Development at IRIS, has written a brief for the Learning Network at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at the University of Western Ontario.

Funded by the Government of Ontario and commissioned by DAWN-RAFH Canada, this brief explores the barriers that women with disabilities face towards housing and how poverty and discrimination increases likelihood of homelessness and inadequate housing options.

The brief notes that it is not only physical barriers that exist towards housing and women with disabilities, but societal and attitudinal barriers of ableism. More specifically, the brief emphasizes the need to address the issue of women and housing not only in terms of how disability intersects with other marginalized statues, but equally important, the commonalities in barriers and needs across acutely marginalized populations, such as Indigenous and refugee women.Learning-Network-Brief-35