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Planning for business continuity after a disaster

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

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In this video the IRS provide advice on steps that organisations can take to plan for disasters in a way that protects the business and maximises the possibility of a fast recovery

Disability inclusive DRR network (DiDRRN)

DISABILITY INCLUSIVE DRR NETWORK (DiDRRN)

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This website presents the work of the Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Network (DiDRRN), which is a group of partners working with government and non-governmental colleagues to raise awareness on the importance of disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction. The website contains information about the network and its partners, as well as a wide array of free resources on disability and disasters, ranging from recent news to Disaster Risk Reduction log frames and global events

Including persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction

DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
et al

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“In this position paper, German Development and Disabled People’s Organizations stress the need to mainstream disability in disaster risk reduction.” The report outlines the need for increased recognition of disability in planning for disasters, and c provides recommendations with reference to the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

Young power in social action (YPSA)

YOUNG POWER IN SOCIAL ACTION (YPSA)

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YPSA is a voluntary, non-profit, social development organization registered with a number of different departments of Bangladesh Government, focusing on youth participation in development programmes. It envisions a society without poverty where everyone’s basic needs and rights are ensured. YPSA exists to participate with the poor and vulnerable population with all commitment to bring about their own and society’s sustainable development. The website contains a number of reports and publications, as well as details on the various YPSA projects, the focus of which range from health to human rights to economic development

ICF education

WHO FUNCTIONING AND DISABILITY REFERENCE GROUP (FDRG)

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A web portal for the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) education materials. The portal is for sharing resources as well as for finding materials, and resources are available in a variety of languages including English, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese and Finnish

Rural rehab South Africa (RuReSA)

RURAL REHAB SOUTH AFRICA

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This is the official website of Rural Rehab South Africa (RuReSA)  which represents “rural rehab on professional bodies and to the Department of Health, especially with regards to developing rural friendly policies. RuReSA aims to create a network of personal and professional support for rural therapists, including the sharing of information relevant to the disability, rehabilitation and public health fields within and outside South Africa.” The website contains news & events, projects & campaigns and related resources. It also contains areas featuring a chat group and an area to sign up for membership 

Applied research on disability in Africa : the East Africa report

WADDELL, Mary Ann

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“This literature review concerns the achievements of a project which started in 2014 and will last three years. The aim of this project is the dissemination and promotion of applied research results and disability to researchers and field stakeholders of the African continent (particularly to Disabled People Organizations), in order to increase knowledge on the situation of people with disabilities and the recommendations made to improve their social participation… The goal of this literary review is to report on existing knowledge about applied research on East Africa, regarding physical disability, mental health and less on learning disabilities, the concerns of people with disabilities and their carers’, adults and children, medical aspects of disability, identification of disability, experiences of disability, policy and policy implementation”

My disability matters

EARDON, Dale

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“My Disability Matters” is a membership website created for and by people with disabilities. The website shares news and opinions on about disability issues in Australia, with a special focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

For sensitizing intermediaries on sexual rights of young people with learning disabilities

INTERNATIONAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION EUROPEAN NETWORK

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“This manual has been developed for organizations who wish to educate and sensitize staff, teachers and carers about the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people with mild to moderate learning disabilities. Although it mainly focuses on intermediaries that are staff in an institution for young people with learning disabilities, it may well also be appropriate as a programme for the parents and family of young people with learning disabilities. The manual provides a menu of exercises that can be used to sensitize intermediaries on how to create a protective environment for young people with learning disabilities to prevent sexual abuse and violence”

Enlightening and empowering people with disabilities in Africa (eepdAfrica)

ENLIGHTENING AND EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN AFRICA (eepdAfrica)

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"eepdAfrica envisions enlightening and empowering people with disabilities and others, in all cases by advocacy, education, mentoring and networking with PWDs locally and globally for an independent and self-sufficient life. It is the only voluntary change agents group existing in Africa to promote the welfare and dignity of persons with disabilities through free consultations, policy analysis, advocacy, education  and awareness creations for a positive change”

Beyond 2015 : shaping the future of equality, human rights, and social justice

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY FORUM (EDF)

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This is the website for the Beyond 2015 Project, the goals of which are to improve equality, human rights and social justice in the UK by working together more effectively across sectors, disciplines and places. This website provides an introduction to the project and access to various reports on topics ranging from progress towards goals, impacts of the project, challenges to the work, and many more

Making information accessible for all

EUROPEAN BLIND UNION (EBU)

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This webguide provides information on why it is important to make information accessible to people with visual impairments and what accessible information is. There are detailed instructions on how to use Word, Excel, PDF,  and other formats in an accessible way. The webguide also provides a glossary of terms along with a list a groups that can assist those with visual impairments

UNDESA division for social policy and development : disability issues

UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (DESA)

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This website presents key areas of the work of the United Nations for persons with disabilities, providing information, tools and other resources. Resources are provided grouped into a variety of categories from natural disasters and emergency situations to health and mainstreaming disability in development

WASH and disability

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM)

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This resource outlines the importance of considering people with disabilities in WASH policy making, design and delivery and highlights key research contributions to this area

Prepare yourself : disaster readiness tips for people with disabilities

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY (NOD)

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This leaflet provides a list of considerations for those seeking to develop inclusive emergency plans. The leaflet contains practical advice and tips on how to do things like identify available resources and develop the emergency plan itself, as well as a checklist to help ensure emergency kits are appropriately stocked.

Community-based DRR

PREVENTION WEB

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This section of Prevention Web website hosts a collection of resources on the organisations approach to Disaster Risk Reduction. The approach engages the local community in managing local disaster risk often with the collaboration of external actors from civil society, local government and the private sector. This section provides links to progress reports, meetings notes, training packs and academic resources on community based disaster risk reduction 

Crowdsourced briefs

UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFIARS (UNDESA)

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“Crowdsourced briefs are inputs received from the scientific community around the world, highlighting a specific issue, finding, or research with a bearing on sustainable development in its three dimensions - economic, social and environment - or the inter-linkages between them. The briefs are required to be factual and based on peer-reviewed literature, focusing on the review of up-to-date findings relating to a particular issue, or presenting solutions to a problem or challenge. Key messages from the current scientific debate are normally highlighted for the attention of policy-makers. Selected briefs could be featured in the Global Sustainable Development Report to be reviewed by policy makers at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development”

OPERA

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS (CESR)

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This section of the Center for Economic and Social rights’ website presents information about the OPERA framework. The centre “developed a simple, yet comprehensive four-step framework to analyse various aspects of the obligation to fulfil economic and social rights. Adopting the acronym OPERA, the framework incorporates different measures for specific human rights principles and standards, by framing them around four levels of analysis: Outcomes, Policy Efforts, Resources and Assessment” 

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