Bakhshi, Parul, and Jean-Francois Trani (2007). "Vulnerability and basic capabilities deprivation: a gender analysis of disability, vulnerability and empowerment in Afghanistan" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The present paper presents the results of the National Disability Survey in Afghanistan (NDSA) from a gender perspective. Paradoxically, the NDSA results also show that conflict, as well as the poverty and vulnerability that result from it, can give, in some cases, higher decision-making power to women, even to women with disability.it is relevant to assess the major differences in the livelihood situation between households according to the gender of the head of the household in order to determine if women with disability are more vulnerable to (chronic) poverty than men with disability.