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'That kind of life?' Social exclusion and young disabled people with high levels of support needs

MORRIS, Jenny
Scope
2001

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"Government policy assumes social inclusion is about having a job. Young disabled people say it is about having friends, choices and being listened to. Young disabled people who have high levels of support needs are absent from our communities. Policies and practice are developed without considering their views and needs. At the heart of this report are the direct experiences of 44 young people with high levels of physical, sensory and/or cognitive impairment. Their powerful messages have major implications for the current policy agenda and show what needs to be done to combat social exclusion"

The Africa campaign on disability and HIV & AIDS

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The Africa Campaign is a unifying umbrella under which disabled people's organisations, organisations of people living with HIV & AIDS, non-governmental organisations, AIDS services organisations, researchers, activists, and other citizens work collectively to achieve two main objectives: a coordinated response involving persons with disabilities in African countries to achieve inclusive national HIV & AIDS policies and programmes; and equal access for persons with disabilities in Africa to information and services on HIV & AIDS. This website contains information about the campaign and key documents

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)

WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AUSTRALIA (WWDA)

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Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is an organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia that aims to increase awareness of, and address issues faced by, women with disabilities in the community. This website contains information about the organisation policies, reports and publications, stories and poems, and links to WWDA’s newsletter and email forum. A section is also highlighted for resources relating to specific gender and disability issues. This website is useful for people interested in women with disabilities

The MDGs : including resource kit

CHRISTOFFEL BLINDENMISSION (CBM)

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are part of the global partnership that has grown from the commitments and targets established at the world summits of the 1990s. This toolkit by CBM highlights the need for all actors to accelerate the process of making the MDGs a reality for persons with disabilities and supports the call for a fully disability-inclusive post-2015 global development framework based on human rights and equity. Each section of this comprehensive online advocacy toolkit features supporting documents and related links

IDA's human rights publication series

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE (IDA)

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"Annual journal dedicated to sharing and gathering information, practices and experiences related to implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) from different sources including organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs), NGOs, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), United Nations human rights mechanisms and other actors, with a focus on highlighting positive examples of CRPD compliance. It aims to respond to an increased demand for additional guidance on implementation given the diversity and multiplication of practices worldwide"

WASH and disability

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM)

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This resource outlines the importance of considering people with disabilities in WASH policy making, design and delivery and highlights key research contributions to this area

Making it work

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL

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This website provides information about Making it Work (MIW), a global multi-stakeholder initiative to promote effective implementation of the Convention for the Right of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The initiative aims to collect and exchange examples of good practice and to use this to influence policy development in line with the CRPD. The MIW website highlights general information about the initiative and specific information about exisitng MIW projects and reports. It provides access to a series of user-friendly tools and resources to support practitioners working in the field of disability and development. The MIW Guidelines are available in downloadable pdf format in English, French and Spanish. A resource library is provided with links to CRPD-related information, disability and development topics and a news archive. This website is a useful tool for anyone working on disability rights issues

Bonn declaration

DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT COORPERATION (BEZEV)
et al

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This conference paper provides an extensive list of recommendations and policies to ensure inclusive aid in emergency situations, including tips for response, planning and rehabilitation. It is useful to people interested in people with disabilities in humanitarian emergency situations
"Disasters are always inclusive. Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Emergency Situations"
Bonn, Germany
7 - 8 November 2007

DOTCOM : the disability online tool of the commission

ACADEMIC NETWORK OF EUROPEAN DISABILITY EXPERTS (ANED)

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DOTCOM is an online tool to map the progress made on a range of key instruments relevant to implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is "constructed from a large database of information about national laws, policies, strategies and initiatives in the Member States of the European Union, its Candidate countries and other associated countries. For each of the 34 countries, and for the EU, it includes summary information on 43 selected policy instruments, organised in eight themes (more than 1,500 records). Each record includes descriptive text and web links to policy documents or sources of further information at the national level"

WE issues : convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and the CRPD committee

WOMEN ENABLED

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This webpage presents information about the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD), the CRPD committee and women and girls with disabilities with the aim is to highlight that more comprehensive coverage of issues of concern to women and girls with disabilities should be included in this process. Links are provided to detailed Women Enabled’s analyses and recommendations, as well as the CRPD committee's list of issues and the CRPD committee's concluding observations for each country. Further, Women Enabled’s reviews the concluding observations prepared by the CRPD Committee to determine the extent to which issues of concern to women and girls with disabilities were addressed

EFC publications : disability country profile 2012

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION CENTRE (EFC)

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This resource presents the national level European country reports that examine the effect of the economic crisis, and its consequences in terms of austerity measures, on the rights and status of people with disabilities. In particular, the reports focus on the impact on the delivery of social services and income supports and allowances particularly aimed at people with disabilities

Riadis

RIADIS

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"RIADIS is the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families. RIADIS works to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting the values of non-discrimination and inclusive development based on improving the quality of life and social inclusion of persons with disabilities and their families." This website features the network’s activities, members, conferences, resources and related information

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