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Call of papers of examples of good practice in inclusion of persons with disabilities for International Advocacy

WHO has formed a working group to influence UN agencies to take responsibility for implementing through ministries of the respective components of the CBR matrix.  e.g: UNESCO and UNICEF taking responsibility of education and children, ILO with livelihood, UNDP with development and so on through respective ministries. This  Working group will begin this task by making a presentation on best ...

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The 6th East African International Conference on Communication Disability

It is a pleasure to invite you to 6th East African International  Conference on Communication Disability. The conference is organized by Kenyatta University- KU, Association of Speech and Language Therapist Kenya- ASLTK, and Leibniz Universität- Hannover, Germany. The East African International  Conference on Communication Disability Conference is biannual event organized by Association of Speech and Language Therapists in East African ...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Theme for 2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3 to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide. The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the ...

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IDDC Consultation on Inclusive Development

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is launching a consultation to arrive at a common understanding among all stake holders and partners on inclusive development. The aim of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is to promote inclusive development internationally, with a special focus on promoting the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by all persons with disabilities ...

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African call for good practices

Making It Work, in collaboration with a global Gender and Disability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is launching an African call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities. It is targeting actions and initiatives that lead to their empowerment, reflect their diverse experiences and preferences, and promote ...

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CAN distributes WHO CBR guidelines to DPOs in Uganda:

CBR Africa Network (CAN), through collaboration with the umbrella organization – the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), provided WHO CBR Guidelines training to Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) from various districts and communities in Uganda. The one-day workshop held on Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 at Nob View hotel in Ntinda was attended by over 30 DPOs from districts ...

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Inclusion of pupils with intellectual disabilities: Primary school teachers’ attitudes and willingness in a rural area in Uganda

Inclusion of pupils with intellectual disabilities: Primary school teachers’ attitudes and willingness in a rural area in Uganda  Patrick Ojok, and Siri Wormnæsc∗ Department of Community and Disability Studies, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda; Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA; Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Received 25 August ...

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International White Cane Day- October 15th

15-October: International White Cane Day White Cane Safety Day celebrates blind and visually impaired people’s achievements on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually impaired live with greater independence. The white cane can be perceived by many as a symbol of blindness ...

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