Recent Publications

 Stephanie Ortoleva, “Who’s Missing? Women with Disabilities In U.N. Security Council resolution 1325 National Action Plans,” 18 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L.  395 (Spring 2012) Click here for the abstract and full article.

 Despite progress made through a series of United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR), beginning with the groundbreaking UNSCR 1325 in 2000,1 to give women a place at the table in post-conflict peace building and reconciliation, women with disabilities are missing and ignored and have not had a role in these processes. Women with disabilities are excluded both in practice and formally, through the various United Nations (U.N.) resolutions and policy documents, including the UNSCR 1325 Indicators and the UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans, each country is to prepare.  In Stephanie Ortoleva’s most recent law review article, “Who’s Missing? Women with Disabilities In U.N. Security Council resolution 1325 National Action Plans,” 18 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L.  395 (Spring 2012), Stephanie reviews some of these 1325 National Action Plans to ascertain if women with disabilities are included, which seems to happen infrequently, and also sets forth some factors that may explain this exclusion, and describes guidelines for the inclusion of women with disabilities in such plans.   Please click to read.

 The Forgotten Peace Builders:  Women with Disabilities,” Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, 33 Loy. L.A. Int’l & Comp. L.Rev. 83 (2010.)

 Submission by Stephanie Ortoleva for the CEDAW Committee’s July 18, 2011 General Discussion on a Proposed CEDAW General Recommendation on women in conflict and post-conflict situations, presenting legal arguments and recommendations for the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities. 

 See my law review article -  Stephanie Ortoleva, “Inaccessible Justice: Human Rights, Persons with Disabilities and the Legal System, 17 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L. 281 (Spring 2011).

 Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq., Right Now! - Women with Disabilities Build Peace Post-Conflict, BARBARA FAYE WAXMAN FIDUCCIA PAPERS ON WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES, CENTER FOR WOMEN POLICY STUDIES, April 2011

 Open Letter to the UN Under-Secretary-General for UN Women “Addressing the Needs of Women with Disabilities in UN Women

 Advancing Disability Rights Through Strategic Human Rights Reporting: Fostering Disability Rights Organizations Participation in the UN Universal Periodic Review Procedures by Stephanie Ortoleva

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