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Realife trust

REALIFE

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This website presents information about Realife, an action research development agency. The agency's original purpose was to work alongside up to 10 local families and to develop a range of initiatives based on their needs and preferences. Every project undertaken since then has been a result of requests from local people to set something up that they simply cannot find from their local authority or other voluntary agency. Information is oprovided about the services they offer and related news and resoruces

Relevance of CBR and inclusive development in post-2015 development agenda

THOMAS, Maya
NINOMIYA, Akiie

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This report aims to "convey regional experiences and viewpoints on (community based inclusive development) CBID with an aim to provoke thoughts, and to identify key elements for future direction regarding Post MDGs framework from the perspective of persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific, in regards to further develop the implementation of CBR, and to reassure the possibility of an inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based society"
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International federation for electoral systems

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS (IFES)

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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports citizens’ right to participate in free and fair elections. IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by: providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. This website provides information about election management, electoral integrity and transparency, citizen participation, and inclusion and empowerment. It features specific country information and a list of regional experts and related research and publications and events

Inclusion of persons with disabilities

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS (IFES)

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The section of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) website features information about the inclusion of people with disabilities in elections and the political process

WHO MiNDBank : more inclusiveness needed in disability and development

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

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“WHO MiNDbank is an online platform which brings together a range of country and international resources, covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development.  These include policies, strategies, laws, and service standards.  MiNDbank aims to facilitate debate, dialogue, advocacy and research in order to promote national reform in these areas, in line with international human rights standards and best practice.  MiNDbank has been made possible thanks to the collective efforts of WHO Member States in sharing their national resources, with a view to achieving better health and human rights outcomes for all”

History of learning disability

GOODEY, Chris
et al

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History of Learning Disability is a group of academics researching the history of learning disability, the history of intellectual disability, and the history of developmental disability. The website notes that it follows UK practice by using “learning disability” to cover all of them. This website and blog invites academic discussion about the changing ideas that have gone into the history of learning disability, as well as providing a bibliography and links to related history and intellectual disability resources

Inclusive WASH : what does it look like

WATERAID
WATER, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (WEDC)

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for a WASH programme to be inclusive, it has to respond to the local context. This factsheet provides a checklist of some of the issues to take into account to make WASH programmes more inclusive

Inclusive WASH

WATERAID AUSTRALIA

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This website provides a free learning portal for WASH practitioners and researchers.  It contains useful case studies, webinars, a reference library, archived forums and updated news items

Review resources on UN Human Rights Instruments; Policy Advocacy; Rights Training; and Organizational Capacity, as well as links to global organizations engaged in disability and human rights work

DISABILITY RIGHTS FUND (DRF)

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This resource provides useful website links to resources for disabled people's organisations (DPOs).  A link is provided to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the site features resources according to the following six resource categories: DRF resources, Country specific; CRPD information; disabled persons and human rights organizations; key topics; organizational capacity building

FIRAH resource center : applied research and disability

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF APPLIED DISABILITY RESEARCH (FIRAH)

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This resource centre develops and disseminates applied research on disability. The centre’s aim is to facilitate the establishment of collaborative applied research projects between researchers and people in the field; raise awareness and share new concepts and approaches with project starters and the public; and promote the results of applied research and share knowledge to facilitate their use on the field. The website has a documentary database, a section to facilitate the setting-up of research projects, which includes proposals for collaboration and a list of organisations supporting research, and general disability information 

Resources : INTRAC's resource centre

INTERNATIONAL NGO TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE (INTRAC)

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This database offers materials for development practitioners both out in the field and engaged in policy making and research.  It covers a broad range of topics in the areas of strengthening, and development of civil society as well as well as materials designed to inform and stimulate debate on aid and development policy and practice.  In addition to Intrac’s own material, the website acts as a hub that brings together useful material from other organisations. Users can comment on resources, and  read  reviews from other users

ICF education

WHO FUNCTIONING AND DISABILITY REFERENCE GROUP (FDRG)

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A web portal for the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) education materials. The portal is for sharing resources as well as for finding materials, and resources are available in a variety of languages including English, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese and Finnish

Applied research on disability in Africa : the East Africa report

WADDELL, Mary Ann

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“This literature review concerns the achievements of a project which started in 2014 and will last three years. The aim of this project is the dissemination and promotion of applied research results and disability to researchers and field stakeholders of the African continent (particularly to Disabled People Organizations), in order to increase knowledge on the situation of people with disabilities and the recommendations made to improve their social participation… The goal of this literary review is to report on existing knowledge about applied research on East Africa, regarding physical disability, mental health and less on learning disabilities, the concerns of people with disabilities and their carers’, adults and children, medical aspects of disability, identification of disability, experiences of disability, policy and policy implementation”

OPERA

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS (CESR)

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This section of the Center for Economic and Social rights’ website presents information about the OPERA framework. The centre “developed a simple, yet comprehensive four-step framework to analyse various aspects of the obligation to fulfil economic and social rights. Adopting the acronym OPERA, the framework incorporates different measures for specific human rights principles and standards, by framing them around four levels of analysis: Outcomes, Policy Efforts, Resources and Assessment” 

Disability indicators: SDG advocacy toolkit

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM (IDDC)
United Nations (UN)
International Disability Alliance (IDA)

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The Toolkit presents selected disability  indicators intended for measuring the progress made for persons with disabilities in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. It calls for the disaggregation of all relevant targets/indicators by disability, and the use of specific disability indicators as recommended in the toolkit

Global Disability Watch

The Critical Institute
Shaun Grech

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Global Disability Watch is a one stop platform monitoring, collating and reporting timely, accessible and usable ground driven information on disability, disability rights violations and development policy and practice from a range of global contexts, prioritising the global South. Working with a diverse team of global partners, Global Disability Watch reports and also investigates, providing effective tools for focused advocacy, protection and assistance. Global Disability Watch advocates for and promotes inclusive, respectful and responsive policy, humanitarian and development responses.Global Disability Watch is a non-profit global programme set up and run by The Critical Institute

Cochrane Rehabilitation

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Cochrane Rehabilitation is aimed to ensure that all rehabilitation professionals can apply Evidence Based Clinical Practice, combining the best available evidence as gathered by high quality Cochrane systematic reviews, with their own clinical expertise and the values of patients. Their vision is a world where decision makers will be able to take decisions according to the best and most appropriate evidence in this specific field. Cochrane Rehabilitation wants to improve the methods for evidence synthesis, to make them coherent with the needs of disabled people and daily clinical practice in rehabilitation

OCHA and COVID-19

United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

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This website provides news and updates about the COVID-19 pandemic from United Nations partners and international humanitarians. Emergency funding, coordination, and ensuring safe and effective humanitarian operations are highlighted. An infographic shows  the COVID-19 pandemic in locations with a Humanitarian Response.

Science advice and COVID-19

International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)

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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, INGSA has created this information hub to aggregate and share the resources and discussions relating to how science advice and evidence functions in emergencies

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