Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Discrimination of women in a situation of disabled person with respect to their socio-professional integration in the 7th borough of the city of Cotonou
Author(s): Biga Boukary Alassane, Ahonnon Adolphe, Edoh Koffi Pierrot
Abstract: Today many people are deprived of any possibility of real participation in the economic, social, political, cultural, health life of their community. This is a problem faced by most communities around the world, which under such conditions are neither effective nor safe. This article aims to study the factors associated with the discrimination of women with disabilities in the seventh district of the city of Cotonou in relation to their socio-professional integration. The study concerned 65 subjects namely: 60 women with disabilities, two (02) leaders of the CPS of the seventh district and three (03) heads of Non-Governmental Organization. These subjects were submitted to the questionnaire and a maintenance guide. At the end of the research carried out, it should be noted that disability undoubtedly influences the socio-professional integration of women with disabilities. The latter feel overwhelmingly rejected by their relative. This creates within them feelings of inferiority and frustration that sometimes plunge them into isolation and mental depression. In the face of this deplorable situation, state structures and non-governmental organizations are striving to provide them with assistance. However efforts are still needed to perfect the quality of these benefits to alleviate the suffering of these women.