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Understanding the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities : a handbook on the human rights of persons with disabilities|3rd edition

SCHULZE, Marianne
August 2010

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This manual is a useful tool for explaining the content of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It provides comprehensive information about the negotiation and drafting process, a detailed overview of the CRPD presenting information about each article, and the positions taken by the different stakeholders involved. It highlights the key documents adopted by United Nations bodies following the adoption of the Convention and the importance of the obligation to involve DPOs. This manual is useful for people for people working in the field of disability, development and human rights at the local, national, regional and international levels

Understanding the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities : a handbook on the human rights of persons with disabilities|2nd edition

SCHULZE, Marianne
September 2009

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This manual is a useful tool for explaining the content of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and provides comprehensive information about the negotiation and drafting process. It provides a detailed overview of the CRPD and the positions taken by the different stakeholders involved. Information is highlighted about interpreting the text of the CRPD and CRPD implementation at the local, national, regional and international levels. This manual is useful for people for people working in the field of disability, development and human rights

Thematic study by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on enhancing awareness and understanding of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)
January 2009

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This study focuses on the legal measures required for the ratification and effective implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Information is highlighted regarding CRPD legal measures for legislation, implementation and national monitoring. Conclusions and recommendations for ratification and effective implementation of the CRPD are provided. This report is useful for anyone who is seeking information about the ratification and practical implementation of the CRPD

Up-scaling pro-poor ICT policies and practices

GERSTER, Richard
ZIMMERMANN, Sonja
February 2005

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This paper is the result of a literature review and discussions during a two-day workshop. It examines how ICT can make a difference in reducing poverty and reaching the MDGs. This potential contrasts, however, with the relatively modest pro-poor ICT implementation level. It asks what key barriers impede the implementation of declarations, and how can we multiply, upscale and replicate successful pilot projects. This study idenfies four "basic requirements" for successful up-scaling of poverty reduction through ICTs: an enabling ICT policy environment; a high priority assigned to ICT for poverty reduction; appropriate technology choices; and mobilisation of additional public and private resources

Gendering AIDS : women, men, empowerment, mobilisation

VOLUNTARY SERVICES OVERSEAS (VSO)
2003

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This position paper explores the connections between gender inequality and HIV and AIDS. It draws on research conducted by VSO in South Africa, Namibia, India and Cambodia to understand the national and international-level policies on this issue, and the gap between policy and implementation. The research indicates three key areas where these issues can be addressed: the involvement of men in activities designed to reduce gender inequality and minimise the impact of HIV and AIDS; continued and sustained support of women's empowerment, including the implementation of existing policies and commitments; and addressing the immediate needs of women affected by HIV and AIDS, as carers, as people suffering from gender violence, and as individuals who need treatment for HIV and AIDS

Human rights and disability : the current use and future potential of United Nations human rights instruments in the context of disability

DEGENER, Theresia
QUINN, Gerard
2002

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This study reviews the current use of the United Nations human rights instruments and how they can be developed further. It addresses the shift from a charity based and medical approach towards a human rights, advocacy and empowerment based approach of disabled people's organisations.The study examines different human rights conventions and how they can be applied to people with disabilities and offers national case studies.The study is aimed at people with disabilities, policy makers and organisations working with disabled people

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

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