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GET ahead for women in enterprise : training package and resource kit

BAEUR, Susanne
FINNEGAN, Gerry
HASPELS, Nelien
2004

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This training kit promotes the enterprise development of women in poverty who are interested in engaging in small-scale business. Its aim is to assist with the economic and social empowerment of women for entrepreneurship. It provides a structured set of modules with practical exercises highlighting business development and entrepreneur shills from a gender perspective. This would be useful for people interested in entrepreneurship for women in developing countries

Surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation in leprosy and other neuropathies

SCHWARZ, R. J.
BRANDSMA, J. W.
Eds
2004

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"This book is designed for those with some training in reconstructive surgery for peripheral neuropathies, but who have not been exposed to all of the procedures presently available...In this field it is absolutely essential that the surgeon works closely with a therapist able to educate the patient following reconstructive surgical procedures. As such the book is also designed for therapists, with chapters covering the principles and techniques of pre- and postoperative therapy for neuropathic limbs. The book also contains sections on orthopaedic appliances and prosthesis, but only in sufficient detail to allow the surgeon to have a reasonable understanding of how to choose an appropriate orthosis/ prosthesis and what can be expected of the same"

Seeing in the dark

CURTIS, David
ALLEN, Simon
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE PHYSICALLY VULNERABLE, BANGLADESH (SARPV)
2004

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This paper is a reflection of the 'Seeing in the dark' project. It outlines the process, describes the installation, the project community and ownership, and evaluation tools used, and describes some significant outcomes. "‘Seeing in the dark’ was developed to respond to the challenge of finding new, innovative and appropriate advocacy tools for marginalised and vulnerable communities to strengthen their voice in their response to their own health and development needs. To explore the ways in which experiential understanding of disabilities can be developed, an approach that embraces working methods in both the arts and development was employed, resulting in the creation of an installation or interactive space"

A framework linking community empowerment and health equity : it is a matter of CHOICE

RIFKIN, Susan B
September 2003

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"This paper presents a framework to explore the relationship between health equity and community empowerment. It traces the progression of the concept of participation to the present term of empowerment and the links among empowerment, equity and health outcomes. It argues that the relationship can best be described by using the acronym CHOICE (Capacity-building, Human rights, Organisational sustainability, Institutional accountability, Contribution, and Enabling environment)...In conclusion, it suggests that these factors might form the basis of a tool to assess the relationship between equity and empowerment and its impact on health outcomes"

Global equity gauge alliance : reflections on early experiences

McCOY, David
et al
September 2003

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"This paper traces the evolution and working of the Global Equity Gauge Alliance (GEGA) and its efforts to promote health equity...[It] provides examples of strategies for promoting pro-equity policy and social change and reviews experiences and lessons, both in terms of technical success of interventions and in relation to the conceptual development and refinement of the Equity Gauge Strategy..."

Guidelines for the socio-economic reintegration of landmine survivors

VICTOR, Jack
ESTEY, Steven
KNIERIM, Heather Burns
August 2003

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This resource provides informative guidelines about the socio-economic reintegration of mine victims. The guidelines have been divided into two major categories; the first category - pre-conditions for socio-economic reintegration - covers the topics of medical, psychological and rehabilitation services. The second category - target areas for socio-economic reintegration - includes psychosocial support, vocational rehabilitation, economic development, education and community integration and support. These guidelines are useful for policy makers and service providers interested in the socio-economic reintegration of landmine survivors

Legal frameworks for citizen participation : synthesis report

MCGEE, Rosemary
et al
April 2003

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This report synthesizes the collective learning generated throughout the project of the legal frameworks for citizen participation. It is not a summary of all findings however it is an analysis that presents findings of the overall study about the significance, at supra-national and supra-regional levels, of legal and policy frameworks for citizen participation in local governance. Additional detailed findings can be found in related case studies and regional reports
Research report series

Rights-based monitoring and evaluation : a discussion paper

THEIS, Joachim
April 2003

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This paper presents a rights-based approach to monitoring and evaluating changes in human and children's rights. Monitoring is an essential tool for the promotion of human rights, and a right-based perspective allows programme managers to measure the impact of interventions in terms of changes in a series of dimensions: in the lives of children and young people, in policies and practice affecting children's rights, in children's ability to participate as active citizens and to enjoy non-discriminatory treatment, and in the capacity of the community and civil society to support their rights. Annexes include outlines of child rights programming approaches and an example of rights-based monitoring of HIV/AIDS with a selection of possible indicators. The paper is aimed at UN agencies, donors and NGOs working with children

A world fit for all children : including the rights of children with disabilities in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.|National plans of action : guidelines for inclusion

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING
March 2003

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Many governments are in the process of developing National Plans of Action to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This document is intended to present suggested guidelines for how to include the rights of disabled children into action plans in a way that promotes and protects inclusion

Youth-adult partnerships show promise : youth involvement expands from local projects to institutional levels

SONTI, Smita
FINGER, William
March 2003

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This paper examines how youth can participate more broadly in projects, for example in policy, management and evaluation issues. Anecdotal evidence on the value of including youth perspectives in these more challenging areas is beginning to emerge, for example the Barcelona YouthForce at the XIV International AIDS Conference in Barcelona in July 2002. The paper concludes with a list of elements that help to make effective youth-adult partnerships. These elements cover organisational capacity; attitude shift; selection, recruitment and retention of youth; and level of participation

Participatory learning and action : Ethiopia project shows how a participatory process with youth can help shape national policy

RULAND, Claudia Dailander
March 2003

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Documents the use of the participatory learning and action (PLA) approach used by the Ethiopian Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture to plan its program to mobilize Ethiopian youth for improved sexual and reproductive health. The youth developed a national youth charter and a three-year action plan. The process also lead to the development of a dynamic network of young people committed to the health and future of the country

Disability, equality and human rights : a training manual for development and humanitarian organisations

HARRIS, Alison
ENFIELD, Sue
2003

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This manual is based on Oxfam's experience working with local disabled people's organisations before, during and after the recent crisis in Kosovo. Case studies from West Africa and South and East Asia also show how the principles and training can be translated to a wide range of political and social contexts. It suggests practical materials useful for trainers working in geographically isolated areas without access to sophisticated equipment. Most of the activities and exercises can be adapted for use in groups of people with a wide range of impairments and educational levels. The text is written in clear and simple language

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

International consultation to review community-based rehabilitation (CBR)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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This document summarises the outcomes of the international consultation. The main conclusions were that human rights play a role in CBR, CBR has to be supported by national governments, various sectors have to cooperate and that UN agencies, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have to promote CBR as a poverty re-education strategy

Direct payments schemes for people with disabilities

NOLAN, Ann
REGAN, Colm
2003

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This report outlines the possible effects of direct payment schemes for disabled people. Direct payments essentially involve relevant statutory agencies giving cash to people with disabilities to purchase their own support services directly. They are designed to offer individuals with a disability significant choice and control over the type of service wanted and/or needed and so to enhance independence and autonomy. Direct payments primarily relate to the delivery of community care services, but employment supports and housing grants are also relevant and suitable to a direct payments system. The concept of direct payments developed against a background of creative tension between the medical and the social models of disability

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

Are you listening : current practice in information, advice and advocacy services for older people

MARGIOTTA, Pat
et al
2003

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This study reports on a critical review of current practice in services designed to provide information, advice and advocacy for older people. The information is derived from a literature search, a search of the websites of local authority and major voluntary organisations, and three focus groups involving older people living in sheltered housing and elsewhere in the community. Examples of good practice are highlighted and some recommendations are made for future action

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

From beedees to CDs : snapshots from a journey through India's rural knowledge centres

FERGUSON, Julie
January 2003

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Rural ICT centres, if properly designed and managed, can be much more than just 'access centres.' They can become community owned 'knowledge centres' that directly and indirectly empower people living in rural areas. This was the conclusion reached by participants in the first South-South travelling workshop on ICT-enabled development, organised by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation [Publisher's abstract]

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