Category Archives: People with Disabilities

Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT)

www.cbm.org/HHoT On 19 August 2017, World Humanitarian Day, CBM launched the smartphone app ‘Humanitarian Hands-on Tool’ (HHoT), which provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement an inclusive emergency response. Easy to use and fully accessible, this is the first application … Continue reading

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Perspectives of basic wheelchair users on improving their access to wheelchair services in Kenya and Philippines: a qualitative study

by Emma Williams, Elizabeth Hurwitz, Immaculate Obaga et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2017 17:22 – Published: 17 August 2017 12 pp. 479 kB https://bmcinthealthhumrights.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12914-017-0130- 6?site=bmcinthealthhumrights.biomedcentral.com The United Nations has called for countries to improve access to mobility … Continue reading

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Next steps for meeting the needs of people with severe mental illness in low- and middle-income countries

by C. Hanlon Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Vol. 26, Issue 4, August 2017, pp. 348-354 7 pp. 145 kB https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge- core/content/view/42C9AE17A6D4CEE962E8C73DCD9E3651/S2045796016001013a.pd f/next_steps_for_meeting_the_needs_of_people_with_severe_mental_illness_in_low _and_middleincome_countries.pdf The explicit inclusion of mental health within the Sustainable Development Goals is a welcome development, borne out … Continue reading

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Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults: Proceedings of a Workshop

by Joe Alper, Karen Anderson, and Sarah Domnitz, Rapporteurs Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, 2017 108 pp. 1.1 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24787 Accessible and affordable housing can enable community living, maximize independence, and promote health for vulnerable populations. However, the United … Continue reading

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‘These are not luxuries, it is essential for access to life’: Disability related out-of-pocket costs as a driver of economic vulnerability in South Africa

by Jill Hanass-Hancock, Siphumelele Nene, Nicola Deghaye et al. African Journal of Disability 6(0), a280, 2017 10 pp. 3.1 MB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5502471/pdf/AJOD-6-280.pdf Middle-income countries are home to a growing number of persons with disabilities but with limited evidence on the factors … Continue reading

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Disability & the Global South Special issue – Disability in the Sustainable Development Goals: Critical Reflections

Edited by: Hannah Kuper and Shaun Grech Disability & the Global South (DGS), 2017, Vol. 4 No. 1 Access all articles at: https://dgsjournal.org/current-issue/ This special issue follows on from the symposium ‘Disability in the SDGs: Forming Alliances and Building Evidence … Continue reading

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The right to live independently and be included in the community: Addressing barriers to independent living across the globe

by Lilia Angelova-Mladenova European Network on Independent Living, June 2017 56 pp. 2.0 MB http://enil.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/The-right-to-live-independently_FINAL.pdf This reports looks at the main barriers to the realisation of disabled people’s right to live independently and be included in the community, which is … Continue reading

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Issue brief: Making the SDGs count for women and girls with disabilities

UNWomen, 2017 4 pp. 470 kB http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publicati ons/2017/making-sdgs-count-for-women-with-disabilities.pdf?vs=2823 The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides global opportunity and obligation to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all women and girls, and address the rights and demands of … Continue reading

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Still left behind: Pathways to inclusive education for girls with disabilities

by Ola Abu Al-Ghaib, Karen Andrae and Rachel Gondwe Leonard Cheshire Disability Team, June 2017 56 pp. 1.9 MB https://www.leonardcheshire.org/sites/default/files/still_left_behind_- _pathways_to_inclusive_education_for_girls_with_disabilities_- _leonard_cheshire_disability_-_ungei.pdf.pagespeed.ce.PY3iPj6NjE.pdf This progress review aims to: provide a synthesis of the understanding of the additional barriers that girls with … Continue reading

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Reproductive Health Matters Special Issue: Disability and sexuality: claiming sexual and reproductive rights

Published online: 05 July 2017 Free access to all articles at: http://tandfonline.com/toc/zrhm20/25/50?nav=tocList While it goes without saying that people with disability have equal rights to sexual and reproductive desires and hopes as non-disabled people, society has disregarded their sexuality and … Continue reading

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