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Women's global network for reproductive rights (WGNRR)

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The Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights is an autonomous network of groups and individuals in every continent who aim to achieve and support reproductive rights for women. It offers critical and feminist analysis and consistently places issues of reproductive and sexual health rights within the larger socio-economic context by means of a newsletter, website, campaigns, an annual Call for Action, participation in relevant international meetings, networking and coalition-building

Essential health links

RHINE, Lenny

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This resource provides more than 700 useful websites for health professionals, medical library communities, publishers and NGOs in emerging and developing countries. It is divided into three sections covering: general health resources, specific health resources, and library and publishing support

Mother and child nutrition : mother, infant and young child nutrition and malnutrition

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"The information and links contained within this site aim to address malnutrition in the global context, offering online access to the latest worldwide developments in its prevention and management. It is hoped that a greater understanding of best practices, including new technologies and available resources, will encourage more people to tackle the intergenerational transmission of malnutrition, while also freely sharing information and experiences." The website also has a specific section for information about nutrition and malnutrition in India. It is aimed at the community at large with a section practitioners and programme managers

Deaf Child Worldwide


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Deaf Child Worldwide is the leading UK organisation working with deaf children in developing countries, promoting their inclusion in family, education and community life. The website details the current projects being supported and has a list of resources and materials aimed at deaf children and young people, their families and professionals

The Secretariat of the African decade of persons with disabilities (SADPD)

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This website aims to empower partnerships between governments, disabled people's organisations and development organisations to include disability and persons with disabilities in policies and programmes in all sectors of society in Africa. The priority activities for the African Decade are capacity building, advocacy, lobbying and awareness raising

APCD Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability

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The Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability seeks to promote regional cooperation for the Biwako Millennium Framework for action towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012

ASAN : the autistic self advocacy network

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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a website and organisation run by and for autisitc people. The aim is to include the representation of autistic people in public policy discussions, advocacy and legislation

A-Z deafblindness


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This site was created by a deafblind person to help blind or deaf people, and especially deafblind people, and specialised service providers. It is also intended to raise awareness

Deprivation of information


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This resource discusses access to information for deafblind people who rely on interpreters. The author investigates issues like conscious/subconscious censorship and incidental information



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This is a database of around 7,000 useful plants of tropical Africa. It details the scientific and vernacular names, the geographical distribution, properties and uses of each plant and incudes diagrams and images

National Consortium on Deaf-blindness : selected topics

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This technical assistance and dissemination centre provides extensive topic-related information about deafblindness through articles and publications. It is a comprehensive and informative resource that would be useful for people who are deafblind, their family members, their carers and professionals

Teach yourself the deafblind manual alphabet


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This deafblind manual alphabet card has pictorial representations of the manual gestures from A to Z. This card is useful to teach the deafblind alphabet to a deafblind person, family members, carers, community members or professsionals. There is also a deafblind manual online video


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This is an online tool providing UK local authorities and their partners with inspiring examples of technology enabled services that are improving the lives of disadvantaged people. It aims to help local partnerships share innovative ways to meet Local Area Agreement targets and improve performance against the National Indicators. It also provides examples of projects in the UK that use technology to enhance social inclusion

Digital mentors

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This website provides information about an initiative to develop a network of "digital mentors" working in deprived communities in England which would help more individuals to use social and community media. It aims to empower people in communities, improve their access and provide learning opportunities by increasing their skills in using websites, podcasts, digital photography, online publishing tools and local broadcast media. There are also links to updates, a discussion forum and related documents

WASLI : World Association of Sign Language Interpreters

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This website highlights information about the association, its history, the aims, the structure and membership. Information is provided about national associations, interpreter trainings and accreditations, research/reference links, related newsletters and conferences. A summary page provides details of the website content in a range of different languages

International disability rights monitor (IDRM) regional reports


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These regional reports are the primary focus of the International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM) project and have been compiled by local IDRM researchers. Each report focuses upon several key areas such as legal protections, education, employment, accessibility, and health and housing services for people with disabilities. The reports include a detailed report on each country and a report card that compares the progress made by countries across the region. Reports are available on the Americas, Asia and Europe, as well as two thematic reports, in downloadable pdf format. They are useful for people interested in research on disability and development

World deaf information resource project


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Users can consult this website to assist in locating deaf organisations and schools in more than 145 countries around the world

Disability News and Information Service (DNIS)

DNIS : Disability news and information service

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The Disability News and Information Service (DNIS) is a fortnightly news service on disability in India. It aims to empower people with disabilities by making them, their family members and the society at large aware of their rights. It is available by free electronic subscription and an archive is available on the website



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'insights' is a thematic overview of recent policy-relevant research findings on international development which aims to make research accessible to non-academics and non-native English speakers. The four themes are education, global issues, health and natural resources. 'insights' is published six times a year and each issue brings a balanced view on a topic by working closely with a Guest Editor who drafts the issue and an Academic Advisor who acts as an overall referee

How stuff works

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This website has articles, graphics and videos that contain easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. The 15 broad topics include: communication, computers, electronics, food, geography, health and science. It would be useful for engaging non-scientists of all ages with scientific issues