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Transport for all : what should we measure?

RICKERT, Tom
2003

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Environmental factors are addressed in this paper in regard to accessibility. Asking questions alone raises awareness about access effectively. Including disabled people themselves in decision-making is essential and leads to empowerment, better planning of the urban development and relevant evaluation indicators

Funding vocational training and employment for people with disabilities : guidelines for good grantmaking practice

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION CENTRE
EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM
2003

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This publication advocates for grantmaking policy in the fields of employment and vocational training which focusses on disabled people. This should mainly be done through the use of education, awareness raising of employers, the encouragement of making adaptation to the workplaces, the inclusion of disabled people themselves in decision processes and the mainstreaming of disability in the employment sector

Like minds, like mine : national plan 2003-2005

MINISTRY OF HEALTH
2003

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This plan looks forward, by creating a vision for a world free of discrimination and looking at strategies for getting there. But we also need to look where discrimination starts. People often say it starts with fear, ignorance, misunderstanding, pity or malice which in reality are different faces of discrimination that have to be tackled

European concept for accessibility : technical assistance manual 2003

ARAGALL, Francesc
2003

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This resource draws on the expertise of practitioners and architects working in the field of universal design to advocate and campaign for legislation that would make European standards on accessibility mandatory. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in built environment and accessibility

The WHO mental health policy and service guidance package

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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"The WHO mental health policy and service guidance package consists of the WHO mental health policy and plan checklists, and 14 interrelated modules...The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules that are designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service planning. The topic of each module represents a core aspect of mental health"

Gender and disability in the Arab region : the challenges in the new millennium

NAGATA, Kozue Kay
2003

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"Many women are discriminated against because they are women. Having a disability compounds this gender-based prejudice. Women with disabilities in many regions of the world including Arab countries suffer from this double discrimination. The study upon which this article is based analyzes the status of Arab women in general, gender relations in the Middle East, and the situation of Arab women with disabilities, based on available disability statistics from a few selected countries and the author's observations during her 13-year living experience in Baghdad, Amman, and Beirut"
Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 14, No 1

Introduction : safety as a human right

MOHAN, Dinesh
2003

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This article describes the right of people to live in a world safe from harmful injuries as a fundamental human right. It presents background information about the need for a right to safety, people’s right to safety and a discussion about different priorities for action. This article is useful for anyone interested in safety as a human right
Note: This article is an introduction to the ‘People’s Right to Safety’ round table discussion at the 6th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control held in Montreal, Canada in May 2012
Health and Human Rights, Vol 6, No 2

Awareness of reproductive rights, HIV prevention and sexual exploitation among women with disabilities

NANGENDO, Florence
October 2002

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This research report identifies issues of awareness of reproductive rights and HIV prevention among women with disabilities. The report presents the respondents’ discussions about the rights that are relevant to them and also if they revealed how they are either protected or abused. The report’s recommends increased sensitisation, to parents, communities and other service providers to continue supporting disabled women in satisfying their sexual and reproductive needs as well as protecting them from HIV/AIDS

Africa Union of the Blind advocacy manual

AFRICA UNION OF THE BLIND (AFUB)
September 2002

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The purpose of this manual is to train members of national organisations of the blind on how to best advocate and lobby their governments. The aim is to raise awareness on the needs and rights of the visually impaired, and promote government policies that can improve their quality of life. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in advocacy and policy development

Manual for the planning, organising and implementation of an awareness building campaign (ABC) for disabled persons' organisations

SOUTHERN AFRICA FEDERATION OF THE DISABLED (SAFOD)
et al
2002

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This manual is based on the experiences with planning, organisation, implementation and evaluation of the awareness building campaign (ABC) in Malawi in 1999-2001, which was jointly carried out by the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD), the Federation of Disability Organisations of Malawi (FEDOMA) and the Federation of Disability Organisations of Norway (FFO)

Reaching the most vulnerable : proposed supplement to the standard rules on the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities | Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission for Social Development on monitoring the implementation of th

LINDQVIST, Bengt
2002

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The Standard Rules is one of the most important tools for the inclusion of disabled people. In 2002 the United Nations special rapporteur presented a supplement for the standard rules which aims to fill the gaps within the standard rules and complement its text mentioning poverty alleviation, adequate housing and living conditions, special attention for disabled people in emergency situations, gender aspects and others. At the 42nd session of the Commission for Social Development in February 2004 it was suggested that this supplement for the standard rules be adopted.

Working where the risks are : drug abuse prevention programme in Asia for marginalised youth

2002

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The programme uses non-formal education to reach vulnerable young people who are at risk of drug misuse and HIV, mainly in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, but also in Pakistan, Malaysia and Nepal. These youth often live in marginalised settings, e.g. slum dwellers, street children, or certain low caste communities. The programme also raises awareness among the broader community about drug mis-use and harm prevention activities, and develop policy with organisations and professionals, from grassroots level to regional government

Doing the wild thing : supporting an ordinary sexual life for people with intellectual disabilities

HAMILTON, Carol
2002

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For many people who are called disabled, having this label means to be excluded from the experience of 'an ordinary sexual life'. For those who are called intellectually disabled exclusion from experiences of any kind of positive sexual life is almost universal. This article explores how some people with intellectual disabilities have sought to open up pathways towards accessing experiences of sexual expression as a way to move forward towards being able to integrate a concept of sexuality into their lives. Two support workers are interviewed. Both are employed by a Human Services organization in Aotearoa, New Zealand, which provides long term support for people with intellectual disabilities. Their comments reveal that access to successful instances of sexual expression for people in this group are currently only available those who are articulate enough and persistent enough to keep trying until they succeed. Barriers to success are isolated and some wider issues surrounding what changes might positively affect this group are discussed.

Identifying disability issues related to poverty reduction : Philippines country study

FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING
2002

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This country report describes the situation of disabled people in the Philippines. It gives an overview about the country, reviews the legislation, describes disability organisations and development agencies and lays out the results of a participatory programme. In addition to this, the report analyses the connections between disability and poverty by reviewing the current programmes and showing the gaps. The recommendations of the report urge to pay special attention to activities in the fields of inclusion, participation, access and quality

Transport, poverty and disability in developing countries

MERILAINEN, A
HELAAKOSKI, R
2001

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This technical note aims to help policy makers create and maintain accessible environment for people with disabilities. Inclusive transport is key in a strategy of mainstreaming the about 400 million people with disabilities in developing countries. This document sets out the guiding principles that should inform planning decisions, analyses the policy context and the decision-making process and addresses issues of public awareness, evaluation criteria for performance and costs of improvement

Access for all : helping to make participatory processes accessible for everyone

SAVE THE CHILDREN
2000

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This manual draws attention to different aspects of the accessibility of meetings, written documents, visual communications, presentations, environment and accommodation. It gives an overview of the major issues around accessibility for disabled people and presents practical adaptations to enable disabled people to be included in participatory activities

Adaptation of community based rehabilitation in areas of armed conflict

BOYCE, William
2000

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Armed conflict and civil strife have affected over 40 countries world-wide in the last decade. The majority of these conflicts are in poorer countries, and the principle victims are from poor families and vulnerable groups that include people with disabilities. This article discusses how the principles of community based rehabilitation may be applied in areas of conflict, and the challenges faced in trying to do so

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