Category Archives: People with Disabilities

Call to invest in disability-inclusive education

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), April 2017 6 pp. 1.2 MB https://iddcconsortium.net/sites/default/files/resources- tools/files/call_to_action_accessible_20170616.pdf On Thursday 27th April 2017, more than 40 international and national non-profit organisations launched a ‘Call to Action to Invest in Disability-Inclusive Education’. The joint call … Continue reading

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Disabled women’s attendance at community women’s groups in rural Nepal

by J. Morrison, T. Colbourn, B. Budhathoki et al. Health Promot Int (2017) 32 (3): 464-474 11 pp. 206 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapro/article-pdf/32/3/464/17650888/dav099.pdf There is strong evidence that participatory approaches to health and participatory women’s groups hold great potential to improve the … Continue reading

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Mental health, stigma, and Neglected Tropical Diseases

by Julian Eaton CBM, 31.05.2017 Read online at: http://www.cbm.org/Mental-health,-stigma,-and-Neglected-Tropical-Diseases- 528109.php Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect many of the poorest parts of the world have started to receive increased attention in the last decades. Probably most significant among these global … Continue reading

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Article 19: Living independently and being included in the community

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Draft General Comment No. 5 (2017) 20 pp. 146 kB http://inclusion-international.org/wp- content/uploads/2017/04/DraftGC5Article19_5April2017.doc Throughout history, persons with disabilities have been denied choice and control across all areas of their lives. Until today, they … Continue reading

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Self-Advocacy for Inclusion: A Global Report

Inclusion International, October 2016 60 pp. 1.2 MB http://inclusion-international.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Global-report-on-self- advocacy.pdf Over the last 2 years Inclusion International has been building a picture of what self-advocacy looks like around the world.  Across their network, many individuals and organisations have taken part … Continue reading

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China’s New Regulations for Persons with Disabilities Are a Good Step – but Not Enough

by Joy Chia Open Society Foundations, April 28, 2017 Read online at: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/china-s-new-regulations-persons- disabilities-are-good-step-not-enough Last year, parents at a Beijing elementary school demanded that one of the students, an eight-year-old girl with autism, be transferred. But because the rules at … Continue reading

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You’re disabled, why did you have sex in the first place?’ An intersectional analysis of experiences of disabled women with regard to their sexual and reproductive health and rights in Gujarat State, India

by Laura Dean, Rachel Tolhurst, Renu Khanna et al. Global Health Action, Volume 10, 2017 – Issue sup2 11 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/16549716.2017.1290316?needAccess=true Globally, disabled people have significant unmet needs in relation to sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Disabled women … Continue reading

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Prevalence of HIV infection among people with disabilities: a population-based observational study in Yaoundé, Cameroon (HandiVIH)

by Pierre De Beaudrap, Gervais Beninguisse, Estelle Pasquier et al. Lancet HIV 2017; 4: e161–68 – Published Online January 23, 2017 8 pp. 517 kB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanhiv/PIIS2352-3018(16)30209-0.pdf In resource-limited settings, people with disabilities have been left behind in the response to … Continue reading

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#CostingEquity: The case for disability-responsive education financing

by Juliette Myers, Helen Pinnock and Soumya Suresh International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) and Inclusive Education Task Group (IETG), October 2016 72 pp. 2.3 MB https://iddcconsortium.net/sites/default/files/resources- tools/files/costingequity_full_report.pdf The report looks at the benefits of financing disability-inclusive education, the current … Continue reading

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Call to invest in disability-inclusive education

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), April 2017 4 pp. 623 kB https://iddcconsortium.net/sites/default/files/news/files/call_to_action_ie_accessiblefi nal.12.2127april.pdf More than 32 million children with disabilities in low and middle income countries (LMIC) countries are out of school and denied an education. This systematic neglect … Continue reading

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