Many women are discriminated against because they are women. Having a
disability compounds this gender-based prejudice. Women with disabilities
in many regions of the world including Arab countries suffer from this double
discrimination. The study upon which this article is based analyzes the status
of Arab women in general, gender relations in the Middle East, and the
situation of Arab women with disabilities, based on available disability
statistics from a few selected countries and the author's observations during
her 13-year living experience in Baghdad, Amman, and Beirut.