This report takes stock of evidence from LMICs, drawing on findings from a thematic evidence review combined with emerging findings from the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) survey and qualitative research baseline studies in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan and Palestine. These interviews involved more than 6,000 adolescents and their caregivers – including approximately 600 girls and boys with physical, visual, hearing or intellectual impairments, alongside service providers and policy actors. The report draws attention to the multiple and intersecting capabilities that need to be supported in order for adolescents with disabilities in LMICs to reach their full potential. It goes beyond a focus on their access to education and health services, and also considers their rights to psychosocial wellbeing, protection from violence, mobility and opportunities to participate within their communities, as well the skills, assets and support they need to become economically independent once they transition into adulthood.
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Disability and social diversity; functional limitation: behavioural/ psychosocial; functional limitation: cognitive/ intellectual; functional limitation: hearing; functional limitation: mobility; persons with disabilities; women with disabilities; youth; Education; formal education; Global picture; disability and gender; Health; sexual health; mental health; systems: leadership and governance; Human rights; freedom from exploitation violence and abuse; Inclusion; empowerment; inclusion and mainstreaming; participation; Politics government and economics; economics