Women and young people with disabilities face discrimination and barriers when trying to exercise their rights. The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence is an ENGAGE multimedia presentation that describes the necessary policy changes and investments needed for women and young persons with disabilities to fully realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and be protected from gender-based violence (GBV).

Its goal is to enable women and young persons with disabilities to engage policymakers, program planners, and their families and communities to join them as they lead efforts to access their rights, especially in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and protection from GBV perpetrated against them.


The ENGAGE presentation includes the video, a key messages handout, and presentation guide.

ENGAGE Presentation Video: The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities


The presentation was developed with support from the We Decide Program and the guidance of a global technical advisory group chaired by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Population Reference Bureau, and with researchers, advocates, and representatives from UN agencies, universities, and disabled persons organizations and its supporting materials are tools for professionals involved in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as those engaged in fields of SRHR, GBV prevention and response, disability rights, and gender equality at all levels—in academic, policy, service delivery, and community settings. The target audiences for this presentation include national and subnational policymakers, regional governing bodies, donors, health care providers, law enforcement, the judicial system, and civil society organizations.

The Path to Equality for Women and Young Persons With Disabilities: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Ending Gender-Based Violence is a 14-minute presentation available as a narrated video and a click-through .exe file for live presentations. It is accompanied by a guide designed to help users make the most of the presentation with a full script, references, key messages with screenshots, FAQs, and a discussion guide that can be used to prompt interaction and dialogue among viewers. The presentation guide is available for use with assistive technology and is also narrated.

Fully accessible versions of the presentation video are embedded below and include closed captioning, American Sign Language, audio descriptions. Additional versions of the presentation guide include one with assistive technology, and one audio narration, also available below.


Full-length ENGAGE video with closed captioning
ENGAGE Snapshot (2 minute version)
Full-length ENGAGE in American Sign Language
Full-length ENGAGE—Audio description

Assistive technology (PDF)

Preface All
Preface 1 Guidelines and Acknowledgments
Preface 2 Table of Contents
Preface 2 Photo and Logo Credits
Page 1 Intro to Presentation Guide
Page 1 Presentation Goals
Page 1 to 2 Disability Introduction
Page 2 to 3 Normative Framework
Page 3 Opportunities to Give Presentation
Page 3 to 4 Using Different Audiences
Page 5 Additional Considerations
Page 5 Presentation Instructions
Page 6 Instructions without Voiceover
Page 7 Instructions with Voiceover
Page 7 Presentation Guide References
Page 8 to 13 Presentation Script and References
Page 14 to 22 Key Messages and References
Page 23 to 25 Discussion Guide
Page 26 to 31 FAQ and References
Page 32 to 35 Key Terminology and References
Page 36 Additional Resources
Path to Equality-All Sections

Versions françaises

Vers l’égalité pour les femmes et les jeunes en situation de handicap : garantir le respect de la santé et des droits sexuels et reproductifs, et mettre fin à la violence basée sur le genre.

La présentation ENGAGE inclus la vidéo, un document sur les messages clés, et un guide de présentation.

La vidéo de présentation ENGAGE : Vers l’égalité pour les femmes et les jeunes en situation de handicap



Vidéo ENGAGE complète avec sous-titrage
ENGAGE complète en langue des signes internationale
ENGAGE complète—Description audio

La technologie d’assistance (PDF)

Préface tout
Préface 1 Guide de présentation et remerciements
Préface 2 Table des matières
Préface 2 Crédits photos et logos
Page 1 Introduction au guide de présentation
Page 1 Objectifs de la présentation
Page 1 à 2 Introduction au handicap
Page 2 à 3 Le cadre normatif
Page 3 à 4 Les occasions de montrer la présentation
Page 4 à 5 L’utilisation de la presentation devant différents publics
Page 5 Considérations pratiques
Page 5 à 6 Instructions pour la présentation
Page 6 à 7 Instructions pour la présentation (san voix off)
Page 7 Instructions pour la présentation (avec voix off)
Page 7 Références citées dans le Guide de présentation
Page 8 à 13 Script et références de la présentation
Page 14 à 22 Messages clés et références
Page 23 à 25 Guide de discussion
Page 26 à 32 Questions fréquemment posées et références
Page 33 à 36 Termes clés et références
Page 37 Autres ressources et références
Vers l’égalité-Toutes les sections

Versiones en español

El camino hacia la igualdad para mujeres y jóvenes con discapacidad: hacer realidad la salud y los derechos sexuales y reproductivos y poner fin a la violence de género.

Una presentación de ENGAGE que incluye el video, un folleto de mensajes clave, y la guía de presentación.

Un video de presentación de ENGAGE: El camino hacia la igualdad para mujeres y jóvenes con discapacidad



Video completo de ENGAGE con subtítulos
ENGAGE completo en lengua de señas internacional
ENGAGE completo—Descripción de audio

Tecnología de asistencia (PDF)

Prefacio 1 Pautas y reconocimientos
Prefacio 2 Índice
Prefacio 2 Créditos fotográficos y logos
Página 1 Introducción a la guía de presentación
Página 1 Objectivos de la presentación
Página 1 a 2 Introducción a la discapacidad
Página 2 a 3 El marco normativo
Página 3 a 4 Oportunidades para dar la presentación
Página 4 a 5 Uso de la presentación con diferentes audiencias
Página 5 Consideraciones adicionales
Página 5 a 6 Instrucciones para la presentación
Página 6 a 7 Instrucciones de presentación (sin voz en off)
Página 7 Instrucciones de la presentación (con voz en off)
Página 7 Referencias de la guía de la presentación
Página 8 a 13 Guión de presentación
Página 13 Referencias del guión
Página 14 a 22 Mensajes clave
Página 22 Referencias de los mensajes clave
Página 23 a 25 Guía de debate
Página 26 a 32 Preguntas frecuentes
Página 32 Referencias de las preguntas frecuentes
Página 33 a 36 Terminología clave
Página 36 Referencias de terminología clave
Página 37 Recursos adicionales
Página 37 Sitios web destacados y blogs destacados
El camino hacia la igualdad-Todas las secciones