Western Pacific

Getting safe against the odds : family violence affects women with disabilities too

"This guide is for service providers in the family violence and disabilities fields who support women with disabilities experiencing family violence. It is based on information gathered from interviewing women with disabilities about their personal experiences of surviving violence"

Violence through our eyes : improving access to services for women from non-english speaking backgrounds with disability and carers experiencing violence

"Women from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) with disability experience various forms of violence, however due to poor data collection and reporting, the incidence is difficult to estimate. The interaction of disability, culture and violence places women from NESB with disability in disempowered positions with poor access to culturally appropriate information and service provision.

Briefing paper : sterilization of women and girls with disabilities : an update on the issue in Australia

This paper provides an overview of the issue of forced sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities in Australia. It provides information on the Australian Government's response to the issue over the past two decades and examines the issue in the context of Australia's international and domestic human rights obligations

We're women too!

This report discusses violence against women with disabilities in Australia. It begins by providing the background and context of the situation and the structure of the submission. It then outlines a brief overview of violence against women with disabilities and the key practical strategies to end and prevent violence against people with disabilities. This report is useful to anyone interested in violence against women with disabilities

Submission to the United Nations thematic study on violence against women with disabilities

"In mid June 2011, at its 17th session, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution to accelerate efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women. The Resolution called for a study to be conducted on the issue of violence against women and girls and disabilities, with the report of the study to be presented to the 20th session of the Human Rights Council in 2012.

Youth disability advocacy service

"The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is raising voices, expanding choices and creating change for young people with disabilities in Victoria, Australia. YDAS works alongside young people with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 25 to raise awareness of their rights and to support them to achieve what they want." This website gives information about their services, projects and advocacy activities. Links are provided to resources, news and events. This resource is useful for people interested in advocacy services for youth with disabilities in Australia

Adult ward should have right to vote : court

This short article reports on a landmark ruling in Tokyo where the court ordered that an adult woman with Down Syndrome, who had been barred from voting due to her intellectual disability, was entitled to vote in all elections. The law barring persons with intellectual disabilities from voting was held to unconstitutional. This article will be of interest to anyone interested in the right of people with disabilities participating in political and public life

Electoral participation of electors with disabilities : Canadian practices in a comparative context

"This report addresses three main research questions: What barriers do people with disabilities, physical and/or mental, face when trying to vote? What reforms have countries and, in the case of Canada, provinces introduced since 2000 to reduce or eliminate barriers to voting for people with disabilities?

Relevance of CBR and inclusive development in post-2015 development agenda

This report aims to "convey regional experiences and viewpoints on (community based inclusive development) CBID with an aim to provoke thoughts, and to identify key elements for future direction regarding Post MDGs framework from the perspective of persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, in regards to further develop the implementation of CBR, and to reassure the possibility of an inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based society"
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CVD project evaluation : baseline diabetes study, Davao, Philippines 2010

This study gathered baseline data for the CVD Project evaluation. "This study also concerned gathering information on the nature of diabetes and common practices in diabetes management and care, to improve project implementation strategy and data on promoting health care services in the community...This study was the first part of a quasi-experimental before-after here-there study conducted in 10 intervention barangays and 5 control barangays of Davao City.