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Blog Contributor Marcie Roth

Marcie Roth is World Institute on Disability’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Active in the disability rights movement since 1982, Marcie has served in senior and executive leadership roles for national and global disability advocacy and public policy organizations since 1995, establishing, supporting, and leading coalitions committed to operationalizing disability inclusion as an intersectional imperative for global social justice.

by Marcie Roth

Safeguarding Women and Girls with Disabilities During Natural Disasters and External Shocks

Individuals with disabilities, particularly women and girls, have long been excluded from planning and responding to natural disasters, the impacts of climate change, and external shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Research indicates that natural disasters and pandemics exacerbate pre-existing inequities, disproportionately affecting women and girls and increasing their risk of violence, abuse, and exploitation…