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The disability data portal

July 2018

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The Disability Data Portal provides a snapshot of the data globally available on people with disabilities in 40 countries. The portal also identifies where there are gaps in the current body of data. 

The portal was designed for the Global Disability Summit, held on 24 July 2018, and focusses on data relating to four thematic areas: inclusive education, stigma and discrimination, technology and innovation, and economic empowerment. 

The portal presents key development indicators relevant to the Summit themes, mostly drawn from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), along with others relevant to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Virtual knowledge center to end violence against women and girls

UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
2017

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This Knowledge Centre is designed to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementers and other practitioners dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. It's primary purpose is to encourage and support evidence-based programming to more efficiently and effectively design, implement, monitor and evaluate initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. To achieve this, the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre offers a ‘one stop’ service to users by making available the leading tools and evidence on what works to address violence against women and girls. It draws on expert recommendations, policy and programme evaluations and assessments, and fundamentally, on practitioners’ experiences from around the world

Global database on violence against women

UN WOMEN
2017

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"Violence against women and girls is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations. According to a 2013 global review of available data, 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. Eliminating such violence globally requires intensive efforts, which led world leaders to establish an online tool that increases opportunities to exchange experiences and strengthen knowledge to prevent and stop violence against women. The Global Database on Violence against Women provides easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by United Nations Member States to address all forms of violence against women.

The Database is designed to:

  • Provide easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by Governments to address all forms of violence against women;
  • Increase opportunities for exchange of experiences in addressing violence against women;
  • Strengthen the knowledge-base for effective policy responses to prevent and address violence against women; and
  • Encourage the further collection, availability, use and dissemination of data on violence against women, as well as analysis of such data"

Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN)

May 2016

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MHIN is a network  for the global mental health community to  communicate and share knowledge, experiences and resources to improve the quality and coverage of care. Provides searchable innovations and resources. The community area hosts blogs, podcasts, webinars and forums.

Job ability

SUHINDRA, C.N
2011

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"This database provides various sources of information related to livelihoods opportunities for persons with disabilities in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Users can complete a registration form online to access information, guidance, support and learning opportunities, as well as search and apply for jobs. This resource is useful for people with disabilities interested in livelihoods opportunities"

CIRRIE database of international rehabilitation research

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL REHABILITATION AND RESEARCH INFORMATION AND EXCHANGE (CIRRIE)
January 2006

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Includes references to over 24,000 materials about international rehabilitation research conducted outside the USA. Most of the references include abstracts or links to the full text of the material. The database offers a detailed search facility allowing users to select broad, narrow or related search terms from a detailed thesaurus, as well as specify geographical region, language, or year of publication of materials. A very useful database, materials indexed are mainly articles from a wide range of journals including 'Disability and Rehabilitation', 'Asia and Pacific Journal on Disabilty', and 'International Journal of Rehabilitation Research'. In addition to indexing from mainstream journals and internet sites, CIRRIE also includes citations to resources not readily available to U.S. researchers

Popline

CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
June 2003

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This bibliographic database on reproductive health provides more than 300,000 citations with abstracts of scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the fields of population, family planning, and related health issues. It has numerous special features including links to free, full-text documents; the ability to limit your search to peer-reviewed journal articles; and many abstracts in French and Spanish

International norms and standards relating to disability

UNITED NATIONS
2003

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This resource provides concise analytical information on international norms and standards concerning persons with disabilities that have been adopted under the auspices of the United Nations system or other inter-governmental bodies and organisations. It is a reference tool that contains information resources on the international and regional normative standards to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in society within a broad human rights framework, encompassing the full range of human rights from civil and political to economic, social and cultural rights and the different mechanisms by which these norms and standards have been adopted in to local laws.
Further, this resource is a practical guide to putting into practice rights on behalf of persons with disabilities. It also provides an educational tool designed to help identify effective measures to promote, protect and integrate the rights of persons with disabilities into all areas of national legislation, policies and programmes and to promote increased awareness of internationally accepted norms on: the equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities; the full and effective integration of persons with disabilities in social life and development; and standards to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities. It will be useful for: governments; national and international policy makers; inter-governmental, international and non-governmental organisations; researchers in the area of disability rights; civil society organisations concerned with disability issues and the global disability community

Natural resources information system (NARSIS)

RURAL LIVELIHOOD DEPARTMENT (RLD)
December 1999

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(From cover) The Rural Livelihoods Department (RLD), on behalf of Rural Livelihoods and Environment Division (RLED) maintains an online projects database, NARSIS, containing project data on all DFIF funded projects with any Natural Resources (NR) and Environment (green and brown) component. The database contains about 6,000 records which date from 1990. Information includes text (objectives/purpose, intended and actual outputs, conclusions and recommendations, keywords, and publications and dissemination), codes (all relevant DFID and institute codes, economic sector codes, PIMs marks, file references), financial (total commitment, annual spend, future annual budgets), contacts (project leader, managing institute, associated institutes, overseas collaborators). NARSIS is also available free of charge on the Internet at www.narsis.org

Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC) Library Catalogue

DISABILITY INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTRE (DIRC)
1982

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Includes references for disability-related materials from Australia and other countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and the Western Pacific Islands. Offers a fairly basic search mechanism with a word wheel, which helps identify broad subject areas. Materials include journal articles, books, conference reports and videos. References include the title, author, publisher and subject keywords. None of the resources is available on-line

Source newsletters and journals database

SOURCE INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SUPPORT CENTRE

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Gives details of over 150 international newsletters, magazines and journals relating to health and disability issues which are available free or at low cost to readers in developing countries. If published on the web, you can link directly to the full-text of the newsletter

Eldis : the gateway to development information

ELDIS

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ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to a wide range of high quality online resources. It provides summaries and links to online documents. It also offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists, and an email news service that can bring the latest research to your mail-box. Its resource guides offer easy access to information on a wide range of subjects

International Directory of Libraries for the Blind

THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (JSRDP)

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Provides information about libraries for blind people throughout the world. A basic search offers the choice of searching by country and/or institution. An advanced search offers the additional option to select type of materials held - braille or talking books and magazines - and in which languages

Source contacts database

SOURCE INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SUPPORT CENTRE

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The contacts database allows you to search for organisations including publishers, distributors, information providers and training organisations working in health and disability worldwide. It contains contact information for over 500 organisations and gives details of the subject area the organisation is working in, what activities they are involved in and with which target groups, as well as what materials they are producing and in which countries and regions they are working. Links to each organisation’s website are given where available

AIDS orphans assistance database (AOAD)

ASSOCIATION FRANCOIS XAVIER BAGNOUD (AFXB),
WORLD BANK, Early Childhood Development Team

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The purpose of the AOAD is to facilitate cooperation among organisations and individuals assisting children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and their care givers. The AOAD allows users to find, learn about and contact each other. The database also aims to help donors identify potential project partners directly, thus eliminating costly intermediaries. The purposes of the database include helping practitioners in the field to connect and exchange views and insights; helping community-based organisations and local NGOs identify potential sources of support; helping donors identify potential implementing partners; and helping programming agencies identify technical service providers

Getting research into policy and practice (GRIPP)

JOHN SNOW INTERNATIONAL (JSI) UK,
POPULATION COUNCIL. Frontiers in Reproductive Health (FRONTIERS) programme,
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON KNOWLEDGE PROGRAMMES. Opportunites and Choices. Safe Passages

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This website is a resource for researchers to aid them in changing policy by directly accessing and communicating with policy makers. The website has three components. One is a database of case studies documenting the process of getting research into practice. This gives an opportunity to researchers to share their experiences. The second section (on the left hand side of the website) comprises links to web pages for each component of the GRIPP process, giving examples of factors to consider and directions to resources relating to each step of the process. The third aspect of the website is a list of more general GRIPP related resources and a place where it is hoped that researchers will contribute comments related to both the content and activities of the website

Photoshare : images from international public health activities

INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH (INFO) PROJECT

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Photoshare is part of the Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project (the INFO Project), based at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs. It provides an online database of photographs available free of charge for non-profit educational use. New features on the website include practical, illustrated photography and imaging tips; photographer spotlights; and information on how to share photos. Users can also subscribe to the Photoshare email list for news and new photos (see website for details)

M/MC health communication materials database

MEDIA/MATERIALS CLEARINGHOUSE (M/MC)

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Online database of international health education materials collected by Media/Material Clearinghouse. Topics include reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and STDs, development and population. Searchable by type of material, region/country, language, producer and subject area

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