THE FACTS BEHIND MISS AMAZING'S MISSION
Today, the need for female leaders with disabilities is as great as ever. Nationally and globally, girls and women with disabilities face a unique set of economic, social, and political challenges that include alarming rates of poverty, unemployment, sexual assault, and depression. For these reasons, it is all the more important that girls with disabilities are encouraged from a young age to take pride in who they are, to set ambitious goals, and to fight for the respect that they deserve.
• Employment: Only 34.5% of women with disabilities work for pay, compared to 40% of men with disabilities.
• Financial Security: Women with disabilities are 25% more likely to live in poverty than men with disabilities.
• Safety: Among women with intellectual disabilities, the rate of sexual assault is about 12 times the rate against people without disabilities.