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Disability and disasters : towards an inclusive approach | World Disaster Report 2007 : focus on discrimination

KETT, Martha

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This chapter explores why people with disabilities are often ignored or excluded at all levels of disaster preparedness, mitigation and intervention, and the mechanisms now in place to redress this, including the recent UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and what they are doing to make themselves more resilient to disasters

Mental health and development : from the local to the global. The involvement of mentally ill people in the development process


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From practical experience at local and regional level, the author champions the potential for mentally ill people to be involved in the development process. Insisting on the right of mentally ill people to be consulted in development work of all kinds, the author underlines failures and successes in the support of mentally ill people. He uses evidence from India and Sri Lanka to show that stigma bars mentally ill people from development processes and that this is a human rights issue


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