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Inclusive education : achieving education for all by including those with disabilities and special education needs

PETERS, Susan J
2003

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This report approaches inclusive education from a holistic perspective. It takes into consideration policy aspects, the philosophy behind education in general and the historic developments in the fields of education and special needs education.
The report highlights best practice examples and lessons from the north and the south. It also describes the different international frameworks, the economic and policy implications of education for all.
It concludes that inclusive education requires decentralisation, the allocation of sufficient financial resources, accessibility and participation and must be set into the general Human Rights framework

Disability pensions and social security reform : analysis of the Latin American experience

GRUSHKA, Carlos O
DEMARCO, Gustavo
2003

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This paper describes the disability pension arrangements prevailing in ten Latin American countries that reformed their pension systems. The analysis is limited to the topic of disability pensions, without attempting to evaluate other aspects such as accessibility.
Comparisons reveal that a wide variety of options for disability systems are possible. In the following sections general issues in the design of the disability-pension systems are identified

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

The right to decent work of persons with disabilities

O'REILLY, Arthur
2003

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The ILO has commissioned this paper as a contribution to the deliberations taking place in preparation for the development of a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The paper is intended to be of specific relevance to those involved in drafting the provisions concerning employment and work in the proposed Convention. By examining the development over time of the legal ‘right to work’ of disabled persons, the way in which this matter has been dealt with in international instruments and national legislation to date, and the experience in implementing employment and work opportunities, the paper will enable those involved in the preparation of the proposed UN Convention to build on achievements so far

Addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS on ministries of agriculture : focus on eastern and southern Africa

TOPOUZIS, Daphne
2003

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This joint FAO/UNAIDS study is the first to examine the full range of implications of HIV/AIDS for Ministries of Agriculture (MoAs) in eastern and southern Africa. It describes structural changes in the smallholder agriculture sector including changing farming systems (as household cultivation shifts from cash crops to subsistence crops and from labour-intensive to labour-extensive crops); and changes in the age structure and quality of the agricultural labour force as more elderly people and children assume a greater role in farming. Four areas of HIV/AIDS impact are analysed in detail: (1) MoA staff vulnerability to HIV infection and AIDS impact; (2) the disruption of MoA operations and the erosion of capacity to respond to the challenges being posed by the HIV epidemic; (3) the increased vulnerability of MoA clients to food and livelihood insecurity; (4) the relevance of certain MoA policies, strategies and programmes in view of the conditions being created by HIV/AIDS

Placement of job-seekers with disabilities : elements of an effective service. Asian and Pacific edition

MURRAY, Barbara
HERON, Robert
2003

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Job placement services for disabled people have been the focus of increasing global attention as awareness about the difficulty disabled people have in seeking jobs has grown. This book gives background to job placement services and describes the necessary policy and legislative framework for these services to be effective. The four key components of a job placement service (preparation for jobs, job placement, self-employment and publicity and promotion) are described, and monitoring and evaluation of the service are explained.

Assisting disabled persons in finding employment : a practical guide. Asian and Pacific Edition

HERON, Robert
MURRAY, Barbara
2003

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This book gives practical advice on helping disabled people to find employment. It covers barriers that disabled people have in finding work and the role of the placement officer. It outlines the four steps in the job search (interviewing the job seeker, recording information, identifying suitable jobs, and matching the jobseeker and job), and cooperating with employers

Moving forward : towards decent work for people with disabilities. Examples of good practices in vocational training and employment from Asia and the Pacific

PERRY, Debra
2003

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This book brings together more than 20 case-studies of programmes and approaches in helping disabled people gain skills, find employment and earn a living in the Asia-Pacific region. They include both centre- and community-based vocational training and income-generation programmes, employment services and partnerships

AIDS epidemic update : December 2003

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PRGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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This report reflects the current knowledge and understanding of the AIDS epidemic. It presents estimates and ranges around the estimates to indicate their level of precision. It includes a special section on stigma and discrimination

Gender mainstreaming in poverty eradication and the Millennium Development Goals : a handbook for policy makers and other stakeholders

KABEER, Naila
2003

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This evidence-based book argues that gender equality merits specific attention from policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders. It describes how gender manifests itself in economic analyses, geographical analyses, institutions and household and income inequality. It then links gender equality with family well-being, empowerment and human development. Finally, it discusses gender equity goals and the policy process

Development of a national overarching HIV/AIDS policy for Uganda : a review of the HIV/AIDS policy environment

UGANDA AIDS COMMISSION
January 2003

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This document sets out the strategic priority policy areas to guide the national response to HIV and AIDS in Uganda. These include: prevention of HIV transmission and STDs; provision of treatment, care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS; mitigation of psychosocial and socioeconomic impact of HIV and AIDS; promotion of research in the area of HIV and AIDS; co-ordination, capacity building and mobilisation of all sector and actors

Proceeding of the ILO/ Japan Technical Consultation on Vocational Training and Employment of People with Disablities in Asia and the Pacific

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO)
Ed
2003

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This book details the key issues emerging from the ILO/Japan Technical Consultation on Vocational Training and Employment of People with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific that took place from 14 to 16 January 2003. The book outlines presentations and discussions on the following key topics: the employment status of people with disabilities in the Asia / Pacific region; examples of good practice in promoting the training and employment of people with disabilities; recommendations for key stakeholders for implementing the ILO Convention 139. The book includes various studies by country and presentations from key speakers in the field

Explosive remnants of war : ERW in Sri Lanka

CAVE, Rosy
2003

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This resource examines the type of munitions that comprise ERW (unexploded remnants) in Sri Lanka and the short- and long-term impact on the lives of individuals and communities. The aim is to advocate against the use by presenting the humanitarian and economic risks

Doing business in Addis Ababa : case studies of women entrepreneurs with disabilities in Ethiopia

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
2003

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This is a collection of informative case studies about disabled women who are engaged in small enterprise in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They were compiled in preparation for the ILO Technical Cooperation Project, 'Developing Entrepreneurship among Women with Disabilities'. The case studies are grouped in chapters according to the women's impairments or disabilities, with a final chapter about women who are mothers of children with learning disabilities. This document is useful for people interested in women entrepreneurs and women with disabilities in Ethiopia

Doing business in Tigray region : case studies of women entrepreneurs with disabilities in Ethiopia

TIGRAY DISABLED VETERANS ASSOCIATION (TDVA)
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
2003

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This is an informative collection of case studies highlighting the experiences of war-disabled women who are engaged in small enterprise in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia. They were compiled in preparation for the ILO Technical Cooperation Project, 'Developing Entrepreneurship among Women with Disabilities'. This document is useful for people interested in women entrepreneurs and women disabilities in Ethiopia

A handbook for training of disabled on rural enterprise development

HANKO, Johanne
POLMAN, Wim
2003

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This handbook is designed as a guide to empower people with disabilities on rural enterprise development. It is based upon lessons learned from two FAO projects: 'Mushroom production training for disabled people in northeast Thailand' and 'Poverty alleviation throuh market generated rural employment' (better known as 'Success Case Replication (SCR)'). The handbook provides practical methodology, references, check-lists and various training resources for centres, village development workers and self-employment. It would be useful for people and organisations interested in the training of disabled people on rural enterprise development

Developing entrepreneurship among women with disabilities in Ethiopia

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO)
2003

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This report highlights a project implemented in Ethiopia that supported entrepreneurship among women with disabilities. It highlights exploratory surveys in the city of Addis Ababa and the rural Tigray region. The project successfully promoted economic empowerment among women with disabilities and women with disabled dependants, through partnerships with local NGOs of persons with disability. Case studies are presented, as well as tables and graphs to support the successful results. This report would be useful for people interested in entrepreneurship among women with disabilities in Ethiopia

Third report on the implementation of the USAID disability policy

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
2003

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This report gives an overview about the activities of USAID in the field of international development. After identifying the major issues in the field of inclusive development, it examines the role disability plays in the different departments of USAID. The report is complemented with the mission reports to different countries.
The report is of interest for organisations which are cooperating with USAID and organisations who want to learn about the role USAID is playing in influencing in the field of disability in international development

Access to antiretroviral drugs in Brazil

GALVAO, Jane
December 2002

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Since 1996, the Brazilian Ministry of Health has guaranteed free and universal access to antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS. Implementation of this policy has had political, financial, and logistical challenges. This article investigates the history and context of antiretroviral policy in Brazil, the logistics of the drugs distribution, and the government's strategies for acquisition of the drugs. Many antiretrovirals used in Brazil are produced domestically; the remainder, including some of the most expensive drugs, are purchased from abroad. Although the Brazilian policy of antiretroviral distribution has had notable success, it remains threatened by the high cost of acquisition of drugs, which has led to disputes with international pharmaceutical companies over prices and patents. Whether or not the Brazilian model of guaranteeing access to antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS can be applied in other countries or regions, much can be learned from the country's experience

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