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WHO MiNDBank : more inclusiveness needed in disability and development

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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“WHO MiNDbank is an online platform which brings together a range of country and international resources, covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development.  These include policies, strategies, laws, and service standards.  MiNDbank aims to facilitate debate, dialogue, advocacy and research in order to promote national reform in these areas, in line with international human rights standards and best practice.  MiNDbank has been made possible thanks to the collective efforts of WHO Member States in sharing their national resources, with a view to achieving better health and human rights outcomes for all”

History of learning disability

GOODEY, Chris
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History of Learning Disability is a group of academics researching the history of learning disability, the history of intellectual disability, and the history of developmental disability. The website notes that it follows UK practice by using “learning disability” to cover all of them. This website and blog invites academic discussion about the changing ideas that have gone into the history of learning disability, as well as providing a bibliography and links to related history and intellectual disability resources

UK disability history month

UK DISABILITY HISTORY MONTH (UKDHM)

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This website features a platform to feature the annual UK disability history month event which focuses on the history of disabled people’s struggle for equality and human rights. Disability history month details a specific annual theme aiming to celebrate the achievements of disabled people, to look at the disablism and oppression that they have been subjected to over time in all sorts of cultures, and to argue for the full equality that they are entitled to under human rights legislation. This website presents related news, events, resources and ways to get involved

Friends of the disabled association

FRIENDS OF THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION

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Friends of the Disabled Association (FDA) is an advocacy voluntary organisation. It was started in 1978 by group of parents of persons with intellectual disabilities. FDA's purpose is to promote the full range of Human Rights for persons with disabilities and their parents through multiple programmes. Their main programmes are in early intervention, basic teaching, intermediate level, secondary level, prevocational & vocational training. FDA's main goal is to secure self-discrimination, independent living and being included in their communities.  FDA aims to establish a Trust Fund to secure life quality on the life span of persons with intellectual disability.

 

FDA considers that the adoption of UN CRPD and the ILO Recommendation Social Protection Floors will secure better life quality for persons with disability and their families

Lesson corner

LESSON CORNER

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Lesson Corner provides lesson materials which are suitable for all school age groups. The lesson materials cover a wide range of topics including the following: Art & Music, English, Foreign language, Geography, Health, History, Math, Reference, Science and Social studies. Teachers at all levels, including Elementary, Middle, High, College Teachers, can use their services. Newest materials and special features are publicly available, while other lesson materials on the database are available for an annual subscription charge of $19.95

Weird and wonderful

BARTON, Sarah

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This website presents information about Weird and Wonderful, a  feature-length documentary that tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement from the late 1960's until today. The stories come from the UK, America and Australia and are woven together to tell a compelling cultural and political story from the earliest murmurings of protest from those segregated in institutions through a series of extraordinary battles that disabled people fought to be seen, heard and participate in society. The website has a link for the trailer of the video and the full version of the documentary is currently in post-production and crowd funding through Pozible.com

Community-based inclusive development : principles and practice

ASIA-PACIFIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR DISABILITY (APCD)
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This book is a guide to Asia-Pacific Development Center for Disability (APCD)’s approach on community-based inclusive development

 

Note: This booklet is available in a text format free of charge. Please contact APCD (info@apcdfoundation.org) for further details

Sustained and inclusive growth : employment and social protection

CHRISTOFFEL BLINDENMISSION (CBM)

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“This short policy brief sets out recommendations concerning four key issues relating to persons with disabilities and their inclusion in economic growth and social protection strategies. Each of these issues resonates with the current narrative in the post-2015 development framework for decent work and an adequate standard of living”

Disability benefits scheme database

DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS LIMITED

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The database provides information on disability benefits in low and middle income countries in an excel spreadsheet format. The database focuses mainly on tax-financed disability benefits, but also includes some examples of social insurance schemes

The accessible icon project

ACCESSIBLE ICON PROJECT

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This website presents the accessible icon project which provides supplies and services to transform the old international symbol of access into an active engaged image. Information is provided for about their partners and for the public to use their products and resources to change signs, to involve the community in disability advocacy and to share about accessibility, inclusion and disability rights. The shop offers products for a charge, however the icon is available to download for free

Indicators for CBR programmes

DEEPAK, Sunil

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This paper explores how to improve the use of indicators to more effectively compare CBR programmes at national and international levels. It is noted that there is a wide variation in the indicators used by CBR programmes in different countries and even amongst different projects in the same country which makes it difficult to compare the effectiveness of programmes. The paper presents the indicator results of participants' discussions when divided into two groups to analyse the possible indicators for CBR programmes - one group focused upon the major participants of CBR programmes and the second group focused upon different sectors involved in CBR programmes.  It recommends that the indicators identified need to be field tested to gauge their effectiveness. This paper would be useful for anyone involved in the preparation, delivery or evaluation of CBR programmes

Inclusive WASH : what does it look like

WATERAID,
WATER, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (WEDC)

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for a WASH programme to be inclusive, it has to respond to the local context. This factsheet provides a checklist of some of the issues to take into account to make WASH programmes more inclusive

Inclusive WASH

WATERAID AUSTRALIA

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This website provides a free learning portal for WASH practitioners and researchers.  It contains useful case studies, webinars, a reference library, archived forums and updated news items

Equity and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene : learning materials

WATER, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (WEDC),
WaterAid

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This web page presents learning materials about equity and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene.  The materials consist of activity sheets which can be used as stand-alone activities or as part of structured training/capacity building activities, presentations and tools. They are useful for practitioners interested in inclusive WASH

WASH in schools

WASH IN SCHOOLS

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This web site focuses on WASH in schools and serves as a discussion forum and an information exchange platform for sector professionals working in the field of WASH in Schools. It also aims to provide the opportunity for WASH in Schools Partnership members to share information on their events and programme activities linked to the Call to Action Campaign, which started in 2010, or beyond.  It contains a wide range of materials including publications, videos, training courses and case studies

Sanitation library : school WASH

SUSTAINABLE SANITATION ALLIANCE

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This database search presents a wide range of materials related school WASH including reports, papers, case studies, conference materials, training materials and posters

Vulnerability and capacity assessment guide

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES (IFRC)

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This guide helps to reduce the exposure of people to risks caused by disasters.  Assessing vulnerability and capacities provides opportunities for the collection of relevant information about communities and impending risks before the event occurs.  Guidance on how to prepare and initiate a vulnerability and capacity assessment is provided

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DISABILITY RIGHTS FUND (DRF)

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This resource provides useful website links to resources for disabled people's organisations (DPOs).  A link is provided to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the site features resources according to the following six resource categories: DRF resources, Country specific; CRPD information; disabled persons and human rights organizations; key topics; organizational capacity building

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