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Disappearing daughters

KELLY, Annie
June 2008

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This report highlights the decline in the number of girls born and surviving in northern India compared to boys, driven by discrimination against women and the preference for sons over daughters. The problem affects all levels of society with the illegal use of ultrasound technology to detect the gender of unborn children leading to sex-selective abortions, and in poorer communities, where this technology is less available, the neglect and denial of medical care and nutrition of girl children

People with disabilities in India : from commitments to outcomes

O'KEEFE, Philip
et al
May 2007

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This report explores the social and economic factors that impact the lives of disabled people in India. It examines the ways in which public sector interventions can improve the quality of life they experience and it presents the socio-economic profile of people with disabilities, addresses the societal attitudes they live with, and discusses the root causes of disability in India. This work would be useful for anyone with an interest in disability and development

In reflection : making sense of achievements and failures of a CBR initiative

PANDE, Namita
DALAL, Ajit K
July 2004

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"This paper presents lessons that were learnt while carrying out a CBR project for rehabilitation of physically disabled members of a village community. The outcomes of this project are narrated in a reflective manner without categorising them as either achievements or failures. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to share our understanding of the performance of a CBR programme"
Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 20, No 1

Enhancing accessibility for people with disabilities living in urban areas

VENTER, C
et al
2002

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People with disabilities constitute a significant proportion of the poor in developing countries. If internationally agreed targets on reducing poverty are to be reached, it is critical that specific measures be taken to reduce the societal discrimination and isolation that people with disabilities continue to face. Transport is an important issue. This paper aims to further the understanding of the mobility and access issues experienced by people with disabilities in developing countries and to identify specific steps that can be taken to start addressing problems; produce a compendium of guidelines that can be used by government authorities, advocacy groups and agencies to improve the access to transport. The investigation into mobility needs was conducted in five case study countries: India, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique and South Africa

Identifying disability issues related to poverty reduction : India country study

FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING
2002

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This country report describes the situation of disabled people in India. It gives an overview about the country, reviews the legislation, describes disability organisations and development agencies and lays out the results of a participatory programme. In addition to this, the report analyses the connections between disability and poverty by reviewing the current programmes and showing the gaps. The recommendations of the report urge to pay special attention to activities in the fields of inclusion, participation, access and quality

Chronic poverty and disability

YEO, Rebecca
2001

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This report summarises the interconnections between disability and chronic poverty. After giving general information about different stakeholders, principles and structures, it presents two case studies (from India and Uganda) where action is being taken to mitigate or reduce chronic poverty among disabled people

Socio-economic differences in health, nutrition and population : India

GWATKIN, Davidson
et al
May 2000

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The figures presented in this publication describe the health, nutrition, and population (HNP) status, and service use among individuals belonging to different socio-economic classes. The figures are intended to provide the Bank operational staff, and government officials with whom they work, basic information for their use in preparing country analyses, and in developing HNP activities for the disadvantaged. The document represents an initial effort to provide basic information about health, nutrition, and population conditions and service use by socioeconomic class within countries. It discusses the most significant technical issues encountered in preparing the information, such as the descriptive nature of relationships, and expands on the implications of an asset approach, as measures of socioeconomic status. Accompanying each of the rates presented in the total population table are the values for two statistical indictors of inequality: poor/rich ratio, and concentration index. While most findings reported herewith, are in line with expectation, there are exceptions, and anomalies that require further investigation. [Publisher's abstract]

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