This issue focuses on the discussions at a roundtable held in India on the theme 'Mainstreaming disability in development'. The discussions focused on challenges of mainstreaming disability, overcoming the challenges (particularly around access to information, attitudes, policy and legislation, and lack of employment and education opportunities). The roundtable was organised by Healthlink Worldwide as part of DFID's Disability Knowledge and Research (DisabilityKaR) Programme. It was hosted by the Blind People's Association of India (BPA)
"This report examines the USAID-funded Civic and Voter Education Program's effectiveness in gender and disability mainstreaming in Namibia...It examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Electoral Support Consortium (ESC or Consortium), which was established to encourage voters to participate in the elections and to help voters make informed voting decisions. Although the focus of this consultancy was specifically to determine to what extent the ESC has been integrating gender mainstreaming and addressing disability and socially marginalized populations, this report, out of necessity, gives an overview of the ESC and the Namibian social environment within which the ESC operates"
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