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Violence against disabled women

March 1999

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This report summarizes available data and research on the prevalence of violence in the lives of women and girls with disabilities -including domestic abuse and battering, sexual abuse and rape, and forms of violence masked as socially accepted treatment

Influence of cultural factors on disability and rehabilitation in developing countries [Editorial]


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Western stereotypes of 'community' are used in the planning of many CBR programmes in developing countries. These programmes expose themselves to a higher risk of failure because they tend to conflict with the cultural factors of the host country. This editorial illustrates the significance of cultural influences on disability and rehabilitation in the context of CBR

India moves towards equal rights for disabled people

Mudur, Meenal

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The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Bill 1995 aims to improve education and employment prospects for disabled people in India. It is expected that this legislation will be a model for other countries

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

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The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has since 1998 been campaigning for greater access to HIV treatment for all South Africans, by raising public awareness and understanding about issues surrounding the availability, affordability and use of HIV treatments. It campaigns for equitable access to affordable treatment for all people with HIV/AIDS and supports the prevention and elimination of all new HIV infections. It promotes and sponsors legislation to ensure equal access to social services for and equal treatment of all people with HIV/AIDS. It challenges by means of litigation, lobbying, advocacy and all forms of legitimate social mobilisation, against any barrier or obstacle, including unfair discrimination that limits access to treatment for HIV/AIDS in the private and public sector. It educates, promotes and develops an understanding and commitment within all communities of developments in HIV/AIDS treatment. It campaigns for access to affordable and quality health care for all people in South Africa. It trains and develops a representative and effective leadership of people living with HIV/AIDS on the basis of equality and non-discrimination irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, sex, socio-economic status, nationality, marital status or any other ground. It campaigns for an effective regional and global network comprising of organisations with similar aims and objectives

Speaking freely : HIV social movements . Oral testimony


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36 oral testimonies from members of HIV social movements in South Africa and Namibia in which they share their personal stories about HIV, their visions for change and their experiences of participating in social movements. The key themes include identity; motivation for being involved in a movement or support group; representation; gender; and voice.

We can do [blog]


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We Can Do is blog shares information about people with disabilities in developing countries including conferences, events, job posts, news, resources, and case studies. In particular, it alerts people to pragmatic resources and toolkits that are free or low-cost and that they can put to immediate use in the field with disabled people living in poverty in developing countries. It includes a resource 'Refugees with disabilities' facts and solutions

GPDD : global partnership for disability and development

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The aim of the Global Partnership for Disability and Development is to think and act globally to mainstream disability issues in social and economic development and poverty reduction policies. The website is intended to share information and support local networks, build capacity, research, share information and network