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Inclusive Education Booklets and Webinars

UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
February 2017

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With the view to promoting Inclusive Education systems, the UNICEF RO for CEE/CIS in collaboration with the Education and Disability Sections at HQ, has developed a cohesive set of products related to Inclusive Education, products that will support the capacity development of UNICEF staff and provide them with a set of materials that can be used in the field. Below you can find a series of webinars and companion booklets, each dedicated to a specific thematic area, under the overall title of A Rights-Based Approach to Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities.

The series is intended to provide practical guidance to UNICEF staff and their partners on the issues of Inclusive Education with a focus on children with disabilities, by exploring specific concerns, policy and implementation issues specific to thematic areas. The webinars provide the audience with the necessary tools and references to guide further study, and determine the capacity development needs of each country. Each webinar and its companion booklet was developed by an expert on a specific thematic area.

European Semester : Developing more inclusive labour markets for all?

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (EASPD)
November 2016

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This report examines why the European Semester should look further into the employment rates of persons with disabilities and which measures should be taken at national level to improve the current situation. An overview is given on employment and the UN CRPD and its meaning for the European Union (EU). What the EU is currently doing when it comes to developing more inclusive labour markets through its Employment policy and the European Semester process is examined. The assessment of the legal, political and economic arguments why the European Commission should do more in regard to the employment of persons with disabilities are presented. The economic arguments are also presented through a Study developed specifically for this report by Professor Stephen Beyer. Several ideas as to how the European Commission could focus more on this issue, with feasible and pragmatic recommendations are presented. Specific national messages from EASPD members are included on what changes are needed to tackle the significant unemployment rate of persons with disabilities throughout Europe; including in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.  

Enabling education review, issue 4

ENABLING EDUCATION NETWORK
December 2015

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This newsletter contains a variety of articles about inclusive education in several countries around the world. The topics focus mostly on funding, managing and sustaining inclusive education; engaging and empowering beneficiaries in finding solutions; facilitating parental and child involvement and early childhood education

Enabling Education Review, issue 4

Violence against children with disabilities : legislation, policies and programmes in the EU

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY FORUM (EDF)
December 2015

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This report "outlines relevant international and European standards and reviews national legislation and policies addressing violence against children with disabilities. The report also explores the extent and different causes, settings and forms of such violence, and presents measures and initiatives to prevent it”

Available in easy-read version from the web link provided

Beyond 2015 : shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY FORUM
EDF RESEARCH NETWORK
June 2015

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This publication is a collection of essays from Equality and Diversity Forum and EDF Research Network Beyond 2015 project. It presents a collection of articles about three main concepts: equality, human rights and social justice in the United Kingdom. The collection principally serves to describe levers for change and scenarios where equality and human rights could be promoted

Interpretative declaration to the code of practice in electroal matters on the participation of people with disabilities in elections

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION)
October 2010

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This short paper outlines the Interpretative declaration to the code of practice in electoral matters on the participation of people with disabilities in elections which was adopted by the Council for Democratic Elections and the Venice Commission. This Code of Practice adds detail to the five principles underlying Europe’s electoral heritage of universal, equal, free, secret and direct suffrage

The time is now|Ensuring development for all : disability and the millennium development goals

THE IRISH ASSOCIATION OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS (DÓCHAS)
September 2010

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This paper provides a summary of the global progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, and highlights that the MDGs will only be achieved by addressing the needs of the most marginalized, such as those with disabilities. The paper outlines the links among disability, poverty and the MDGs, and provides recommendations to Ireland to achieve the MDGs. It is useful for anyone interested in the MDGs and disability

Europeans, development aid and the millennium development goals

TNS OPINION & SOCIAL
September 2010

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Based upon a survey, this report provides an overview of European perspectives towards development. The report analyses the European public opinion on development policy and the role that the EU plays as aid donor in the context of the current economic crisis and the forthcoming UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. This report is useful for anyone interested in European development aid and the millennium development goals
Special Eurobarometer 352

Case of Alajos Kiss v Hungary

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
May 2010

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This document is a transcript of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Alajos Kiss v Hungary. The applicant, diagnosed with manic depression, found that his name was removed from the electoral register because he was subject to partial guardianship. The court found that this action breached Article 4 of Protocol No 1 to the CRPD
Note: there is a language versions tab at the top of the page which enables access to official translations of this document in English and French and to unofficial translations in the Russian, Serbian and Turkish languages

International compilation of human research protections

OFFICE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTIONS, US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
2009

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This compilation lists the approximately 1,100 laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern human subjects research in 92 countries, as well as standards from a number of international and regional organisations. Its purpose is to help these groups familiarise themselves with the laws, regulations and guidelines where the research will be conducted and to assure those standards are followed appropriately. This edition includes numerous additions and updates to the 2008 Edition, and features the laws, regulations and/or guidelines for seven new countries: Burma (also known as Myanmar), Egypt, the Gambia, San Marino, South Korea, the Sudan and Vietnam. This compilation was developed for institutional research bodies/ethics committees, researchers, sponsors, and others who are involved in international research

Human rights and disability : equal rights for all

COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
October 2008

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This paper outlines the international human rights framework for persons with disabilities. It includes a brief description of the situation highlighting key issues for persons with disabilities, which include: the fight against discrimination; the move from institutional care to community living; and the right to take decisions about one’s personal affairs

Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities : advocacy toolkit

INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION GROUP FOR MINE ACTION
et al
July 2008

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This advocacy toolkit provides field practitioners with a user-friendly overview of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) and with a set of questions and answers that will enable them to introduce the main elements to counterparts. It explains how states can become party to the CRPD and provides a model tool for addressing government ministers. The toolkit includes useful guidelines for interactions with journalists, and provides a list of organisations engaged with the rights of persons with disabilities and a useful list of resources. It is designed to support efforts by United Nations-managed and supported mine action centres to advocate for the ratification and implementation of the CPRD and its Optional Protocol. This toolkit is useful for field practitioners to guide their efforts to encourage CRPD ratification and to contribute to CRPD implementation and monitoring

Starting to think about education

SENSE INTERNATIONAL
2008

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This article identifies legislation and local government policies that are intended to support the educational rights of disabled children and their families. The aim is to raise awareness

Know your rights : a summary of disability rights, services and benefits in the United Kingdom

LEONARD CHESHIRE DISABILITY (LCD)
2008

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This report highlights the rights of disabled people in the United Kingdom, as outlined in the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995. It provides information about what disabled people can expect from the law, services available and examples of how to exercise their rights in the everyday life e.g. to health care, social care, education, work, housing, transport, voting and benefits. It would be useful for disabled people in the UK

Disability review 2008

GREENHALGH, Caroline
LAXTON, Clare
PARCKAR, Guy
2008

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This report is based upon a survey of 1,000 disabled people’s views and experiences of everyday issues around the UK. The findings highlight various issues including income, education, employment, health and social services, housing, transport and access to goods and services. This report provides an indicator of the impact of government policies on the lives and experiences of disabled people in the UK

Lost in transition? How to find your way through

EVERITT, Gabriella
April 2007

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This research addresses the transition of young people with a disability from paediatric to adult service provision. This comprehensive work includes definitions and explanations of relevant concepts and policies, as well as a transition plan which includes a set of priorities for parents and young disabled people. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in child development and disability and development

Disability and sexuality briefing report

IRISH FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION (IFPA)
2007

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"The following briefing paper gives an overview of the conception of disability and sexuality, the current national and international legal situation, myths and stereotypes, sexual and reproductive health service provision and finally recommendations for actions"

Disability and development : a contribution to promoting the interests of persons with disabilities in German development cooperation

FISCHER, Anja
FRANKE, Katja
ROMPEL, Matthias
Eds
November 2006

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This policy paper was produced by the organization GTZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Written in accessible, plain language, the paper aims to demonstrate the importance of mainstreaming the interests of people with disabilities into national poverty reduction strategies and development frameworks. The paper highlights the important role of international organisations and bilateral donors. It also makes clear the German Development Cooperation's (DC) policy to promote a rights-based approach to inclusive development and the social model of disability. The paper concludes with examples of German DC project activities and a review of the situation for disabled people in Germany. This paper would be useful for anyone with an interest in mainstreaming disability in development cooperation, in particular, disability policy-makers, NGOs, and disabled people working in advocacy and development

Child first, migrant second : ensuring that every child matters

CRAWLEY, Heaven
February 2006

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This paper attempts to address the growing tension between family law, policy and practice and immigration law, policy and practice. The paper claims that this tension 'is closely associated with the politicisation of asylum and immigration policy and the growing use of the welfare state as a tool for controlling immigration'. The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of recent changes in asylum and immigration law and practice on children subject to immigration control, which increasingly look at immigrant children, first as immigrants and second as children. It focuses on four areas of experiences: policy and practice around separated asylum seeking children; the use of poverty and detention as instruments for controlling families, and the implications for the children; the implications of current policy on trafficked children; the invisibility of privately fostered children. This paper is aimed at policy makers, judges, practitioners and social workers who routinely come into contact with children subject to immigration control

Better policies, better outcomes : promoting the mainstreaming of social inclusion

MAINSTREAMING SOCIAL INCLUSION (MSI)
February 2006

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This study explores the growing importance of poverty and social exclusion within the European Union policy framework and how policy development can be assessed in relation to the way governments mainstream social inclusion into public policies. In the context of drafting the National Action Plans against poverty and social exclusion (NAPs/inclusion) and the implementation of policy commitments to eradicating poverty and promoting social inclusion, the work has developed a proposed framework for the evaluation of how Member States give a poverty perspective to their policy objectives

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