Bodies (Im)politic: The Experiences of Sexuality of Disabled Women in Zimbabwe
Citizenship includes the ways in which people belong to society, a nation-state, political society, and local community. Disabled women are commonly discriminated against on the grounds of disability; hence, they are often denied access to opportunities that enable them to enjoy equal citizenship rights with their non-disabled counterparts. In this chapter, we draw on the lens of sexuality, to illuminate the obscurity that surrounds the notion of citizenship in so far as it relates to disabled women in Zimbabwe. Contrary to the reality that all human beings are sexual, society often disregards the sexuality of disabled women, and in instances where it is acknowledged, it is often by persons who perpetrate sexual violence against disabled women, to the detriment of their health and well-being.
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