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Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa.

ADAMS, Lisa
et al
March 2018

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This new Making It Work report presents 9 good practices successfully addressing the prevention and response to violence and discrimination against women and girls with disabilities in Africa. It also contains key advocacy recommendations that can be used for disability and/or gender advocates in order to further promote the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

The practices were:

  • Gender-Based Violence prevention through a grassroots initiative led by women with disabilities (Rwanda)
  • Protecting urban refugee women and girls with disabilities from abuse and discrimination in Kenya
  • Advancing the access of deafblind women and girls to Sexual and Reproductive Health (Malawi)
  • Enhancing access to justice for GenderBased Violence survivors with intellectual challenges through integrated legal and psychosocial support service provision (Kenya)
  • Developing knowledge and empowerment through the Gender and Disability Inclusive Development Community of Practice (Cameroon)
  • Promoting a safer, Gender-Based Violence free environment for women and girls with disabilities in Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Restoring the dignity of women and girls with disabilities in the Plateau State of Nigeria
  • Forging a district community where women and girls with disabilities live dignified and empowered lives (Uganda)
  • Emerging Practice: Fostering peace and respect by bringing women and girls with disabilities concerns into a women’s organization (Kenya)

The checklist on law and disaster risk reduction : pilot version

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED SCRESCENT SOCIETIES
March 2015

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This “checklist provides a prioritized and succinct list of ten key questions that lawmakers, implementing officials, and those supporting them need to consider in order to ensure that their laws provide the best support for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It covers not only dedicated Disaster Risk Management (DRM) laws but also other sectoral laws and regulations that are critical for building safety and resilience, as well as the environment, land and natural resource management” 

Beyond de-institutionalisation : the unsteady transition towards an enabling system in South East Europe

AXELSSON, Charlotte
GRANIER, Pascal
ADAMS, Lisa
2004

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This report from the Disability Monitor Initiative for South East Europe addresses the unsteady transition within the Balkan countries toward a system that enables and empowers disabled people at all levels. For this region this transition means moving forward with the process of de-institutionalisation and promoting community based services and independent living facilities.
Only through the sharing of information and a mutual learning process between all stakeholders and countries, can the goal of an inclusive society be achieved. This report gives an overview about all the affected fields and gives stakeholders as well as NGOs from other countries a good insight into how these processes can work

Human rights and disability : the current use and future potential of United Nations human rights instruments in the context of disability

DEGENER, Theresia
QUINN, Gerard
2002

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This study reviews the current use of the United Nations human rights instruments and how they can be developed further. It addresses the shift from a charity based and medical approach towards a human rights, advocacy and empowerment based approach of disabled people's organisations.The study examines different human rights conventions and how they can be applied to people with disabilities and offers national case studies.The study is aimed at people with disabilities, policy makers and organisations working with disabled people

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