Studies

Mainstreaming disability in the new development paradigm

Mainstreaming disability in the new development paradigm

Evaluation of Norwegian support to promote the rights of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities do not make up a small, insignificant group. As much as one out of seven (15%), or more than one billion women, men and children live with a disability according to the World Report on Disability, 2011. Most of them […]

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Foundations for a Disability Inclusive United Nations

Foundations for a Disability Inclusive United Nations

This study was designed to support an evidence-based approach to the preparation of a policy, action plan, and accountability framework to strengthen both system-wide accessibility and the mainstreaming of the rights of persons with disabilities across the operations of the UN System and is the result of a collaborative effort between the Executive Office of […]

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Community-Based Inclusive Development as a strategy for Millennium Development Goals

Community-Based Inclusive Development as a strategy for Millennium Development Goals

Disability is often synonym with poverty which is not just about economic development, though important if the resources are distributed democratically. The theoretical framework of Amartya Sen is used where poverty comprises many aspects such as lack of substantive and instrumental freedoms. Persons with disability often experience severe discrimination, marginalization and social stigmatization. The deprivation […]

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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN TAJIKISTAN: SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN TAJIKISTAN: SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS

This publication summarizes the current gaps, needs and opportunities for intervention in the field of assistive technology in Tajikistan. The situational analysis was conducted under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Republic of Tajikistan and with technical support from the WHO Country Office, Tajikistan. It was undertaken in collaboration with different […]

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Starting where we are

Starting where we are

Situational analysis of the educational needs of learners with severe to profound sensory or intellectual impairments in South Africa.One of the main obstacles to the inclusion within educational systems worldwide of learners with disabilities is that learners’ needs are not fully understood by teachers, who mostly lack skills in disability practice, thereby preventing equal access […]

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Disability Inclusion in Education: Building Systems of Support

Disability Inclusion in Education: Building Systems of Support

At the heart of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is the pledge to leave no one behind and create a “just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met”. A key strategy for realising these goals in relation to children with disabilities, is to upskill […]

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Starting where we are

Starting where we are

Situational analysis of the educational needs of learners with severe to profound sensory or intellectual impairments in South Africa.  Edited by Judith McKenzie, Jane Kelly and Nozwelo Shanda READ MORE

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CASE STUDY OF THE MYOELECTRIC CONTROLLED TRANSRADIAL PROSTHESES IN THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION CENTRE IN TANZANIA

CASE STUDY OF THE MYOELECTRIC CONTROLLED TRANSRADIAL PROSTHESES IN THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION CENTRE IN TANZANIA. Duriya Mufaddal Esmailjee Weza Prosthetics and Orthotics, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of BACKGROUND Upper limb amputees generally experience greater challenges with functional independence and cosmesis. Thus, a myoelectric prosthesis offering appearance without having to sacrifice functionality or vice […]

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DISABILITY AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN HAMARJAJAB DISTRICT, MOGADISHU – SOMALIA

This study was carried out to assess disabled learners’ access to primary education in Hamarjajab district, Mogadishu Somalia. Specifically, the study sought to; determine the risks that disabled learners face while traveling to school in Mogadishu; establish how the school environment meet the needs of disabled learners in primary schools in Mogadishu; determine the challenges […]

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Disability and Social Exclusion in Somalia. Written by. Mohamed Farah

Disability and Social Exclusion in Somalia. Written by. Mohamed Farah

Introduction According to the World Health Organization, 10% of the world’s population is composed of disabled people, but it is unknown how many Somali are affected as reliable data is difficult to compile due to decades of conflict. A 2011 report titled ‘Disability Rights in Somalia’ released by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency confirms […]

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