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Take us seriously! Engaging children with disabilities in decisions affecting their lives

UNICEF’s work on disability is based on a human rights approach, with a focus on equity. It has been developed within the framework of inclusive development, and actively promotes the social model of disability. A central tenet is that legislation, policies and programmes must be informed and shaped by the children they will affect. Participation is a foundational principle of a rights-based approach.

Disability data collection: A summary review of the use of the Washington Group Questions by development and humanitarian actors

The Washington Group Questions on Disability are rapidly emerging as the preferred data collection methodology by the global community for national data collection efforts on disability. However, more and more development and humanitarian actors are now using the methodology in their own data collection efforts. This is beyond the original purpose of the questions, which was to generate usable data for governments.

Disability inclusive WASH practices – Including people with disabilities in UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming

The purpose of the guidance note is to provide a practical tool to strengthen the inclusion and access of children and adults with disabilities in UNICEF WASH interventions. The guidance note should be adapted to the goals and objectives of the particular WASH intervention, and used alongside other UNICEF programme planning, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting technical and guidance notes. Examples are included from Cambodia, Zimbabwe, Jordan and Mozambique.

The case for investment in accessible and inclusive WASH

Using current evidence and testimony from more than 60 WASH experts in 30 countries, this technical paper highlights evidence to argue that accessible and inclusive WASH is achievable at low cost, by using universal design, community-driven change, and existing knowledge, expertise and methods. The paper provides starting points to understand the impact of and case for accessible and inclusive WASH.

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