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Children’s rights for all!|Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for children with intellectual disabilities

October 2011

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This publication provides an overview of the situation of children with intellectual disabilities in twenty two European countries, with a particular focus on five areas: protection against abuse, family support and (de-)institutionalisation, health, education, and participation of children. It recommends steps to be taken to remove barriers to their inclusion. The publication is based on a series of country reports that were prepared by national experts

Study on social and health services of general interest in the European Union : final synthesis report

HUBER, Manfred
MAUCHER, Mathias
SAK, Barbara
June 2008

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This report seeks to improve the knowledge of both operators and the European Commission about the situation of social and health services of general interest in the European Union (EU). It is also designed to examine the impact of the EU rules on the development of social and health services. The purpose is to eventually establish a monitoring and dialogue tool in the form of biennial reports

IDRM : regional report of Europe


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This international disability rights monitor takes a snapshot of the situation of disabled people in Europe and the extent to which they are included in society. The report examines education, employment, legislation and other areas. It gives non-governmental organisations, policy makers and individuals an opportunity to research the living conditions of disabled people in this part of the world

National institutional frameworks and human rights of persons with disabilities

August 2006

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This resource compares national disability institutions and frameworks in Australia, Sweden, India, Guatemala and the UK. It aims to: identify the core institutions concerned with disability rights and describe how they were established; review the legislative framework; and examine the organisational structure, mandates and activities of the states’ monitoring institution/s

Disability rights convention : ratification campaign handbook

Landmine Survivors Network

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This toolkit raises awareness around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and aims to mobilise support for its ratification. It is a practical guide divided into 3 sections, covering general information about the convention; ratification advocacy tools; and media tools. Essentially this is a step-by-step guide for planning a ratification campaign in different contexts, containing sample letters, publicity materials and other useful resources. The handbook would be of use to anyone with an interest in promoting disability rights

PLACE in Central Asia : a regional strategy to focus AIDS prevention in Almaty and Karaganda, Kazakhstan; Osh, Kyrgyzstan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 2002

July 2004

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The PLACE method is designed to expose sexual and injection drug use networks, identify sites where high-risk populations overlap and help focus interventions where they are most needed. This report presents both a baseline assessment of HIV/AIDS risks and an evaluation of condom promotion programmes in four cities in Central Asia. The report shows that sexual and drug use networks are extensive and diffuse. The rate of new partnership formation is also very high, and the use of condoms with new partners is "quite high". Injection drug use is common, and needles are often shared. The report calls for programmes and interventions to concentrate their efforts on sites at high risk, where there is an overlap of high-risk populations (people meeting new partners, youth, injection drug users, sex workers)

Putting child rights and participatory monitoring and evaluation with children into practice : some examples in Indonesia, Nepal, South Africa and the UK

NURICK, Robert

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This paper focuses on children's rights and includes examples of participatory monitoring and evaluation with children. In particular, it looks at organisational mapping and case studies of child-sensitive monitoring and evaluation activities in South Africa and Nepal and reports on young people's participation in the evaluation of the Saying Power Scheme. Examples of evaluation techniques such as 'confidence lines' and the 'H method' are given

Valuing evaluation : a practical approach to designing an evaluation that works for you

March 2000

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An introduction to the basics of evaluation, its role and importance. Based on a 1997 workshop, this short paper takes a self-evaluation or learning-oriented approach with the emphasis on learning lessons for the future. It includes a discussion of qualitative versus quantitative methods, deciding on indicators, the involvement and input of different stakeholders, and issues for implementing an evaluation plan

Programme report 1996

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunization

A survey of health reform in Central Asia

et al

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This paper surveys health reform in the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, in the aftermath of their independence and transition from the Soviet command economy. Socio-economic, epidomiological and institutional realities face the countries. Section 2 sets out demographic and epidemiological trends, which suggest the scope and priorities for health services. The next section analyzes recent economic performance, highlighting worsening financial constraints. The existing health systems are evaluated in Section 4, centering on their primary strengths and weaknesses. Section 5 addresses critical institutional elements of the reform process, including decentralization and staffing issues. The reform agenda facing health policymakers in Central Asia is then investigated in Section 6, focusing upon empirical and descriptive aspects, in order to provide a reliable basis for discussing future options. Section 7 concludes that the large declines in real health spending signal that each country will have to do more with less. Consequently, current public health programs like maternal and child health programs will need to be restructured; improvement incentives to induce consumers and providors to behave more efficiently will have to be issued; and modorn management and quality assurance systems will have to be introduced. Although the reform debate focuses on financial sustainability, particularly attempts to bring in additional non-budget revenues, equally important is the need to focus on basic public health activities and delivery system restructuring.

Charities Evaluation Services website


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The CES website includes: its training programme, details of its publications (including new ones on outcomes and benchmarking), information about CES' national outcomes programme 2003-2006 including a briefing for councils for voluntary service, a plain English introduction to monitoring and evaluation in the voluntary sector, a plain English introduction to using quality systems, information about PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations), free downloads such as: Outcomes for homelessness charities, First steps in quality, First steps in monitoring and evaluation, links to specialist sites worldwide covering evaluation and quality, links to other sites supporting performance improvement in the UK voluntary and community sectors

Expert paper on existing monitoring mechanisms, possible relevant improvements and possible innovations in monitoring mechanisms for a comprehensive and integral international convention on the protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of person


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This unedited resource is an expert paper on monitoring mechanisms for the international convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. It was produced from the seventh session of the Ad Hoc Committee meeting to draft the convention

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

The European coalition of positive people (ECPP)

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This is the website of a self-help organisation of, by and for people living with HIV and AIDS and hepatitis C, working in Europe, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda to promote patient involvement in the development of public policy, delivery and monitoring of services


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