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European Human Rights report, issue 1 – 2016 Marking 10 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe

LEENKNECHT An-Sofie
CONTE Carmine
December 2016

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Here is the first issue of a series of European Human Rights Reports launched by European Disability Forum. This first issue focuses on the 10th anniversary of the CRPD giving an overview of the state of play and progress made with regards to the CRPD in Europe.

It was launched on the occasion of a 2-day conference organised by the European Commission and EDF on 29-30 November 2016, as 2016’s European Day of Persons with Disabilities marked the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), . The conference gathered together around 400 participants including people with disabilities and their representative organisations, associations and companies working to improve the life of people with disabilities, government representatives, EU institutions representatives, academics and many others. Together they have been discussing and ethe progress made in the European Union (EU) to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in line with the CRPD: each panel gave an overview of the legal and policy framework, and how it had changed, followed by personal testimonies and examples.
 
 

Evacuation of people with visual impairments

Sørensen, Janne Gress
2014

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This Study aimed to increase knowledge and data on evacuation characteristics of vulnerable people and with a special focus on blind and visually impaired people.

 

An experimental program designed to obtain data on walking speeds horizontally and descending stairs, interaction between participants and their interaction with the building environment. Experiments were conducted in different buildings including office buildings, an institutional building and a tunnel. In total 148 people have participated in the experiments. Parallel to the evacuation experiments participants were interviewed not only about their experience with the experiments but also their use of different building types and the difficulties they meet.

Towards equitable access to medicines for the rural poor : analyses of insurance claims reveal rural pharmacy initiative triggers price competition in Kyrgyzstan

WANING, Brenda
et al
December 2009

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This article examines medicines price competition that ensued in a rural village in Kyrgyzstan after the opening of a small network of non-profit pharmacies created and managed by an NGO. While the rural pharmacies were created to increase access to medicines in villages where no pharmacies existed, the project had unexpected, substantial spillover effects, spurring medicines price reductions in pharmacies quite far away

Transitions in the early years : a learning opportunity [whole issue]

November 2006

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This issue of Early Childhood Matters presents a number of perspectives around children's transition from home environments to primary schooling and includes practical examples of initiatives in a number of countries, including the US, India, Uganda, Guatemala, Poland, Brazil and Israel. Articles look at transition and school readiness as a challenge and a learning opportunity rather than as a problem. In different contexts the emphasis of related early childhood programmes varies. The 'Parques Infantis' in Brazil focuses on children's rights, while in Guatemala and Uganda programmes reflect a need to promote local culture and support children learning the mainstream language. The Mississippi Delta Children's Partnership encourages interaction between pre-schools, primary schools and parents as a means to facilitate transition and supports school readiness through after-school programmes

Violence against young children : a painful issue [whole issue]

June 2006

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child condemns 'all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation', and yet cultural practices often tolerate or even encourage some forms of violence, such as corporal punishment, genital mutilation or forced early marriage. This issue of Early Childhood Matters aims to contribute to the debate around the concept and practice of violence, abuse and neglect. Includes case studies of projects designed to reduce violence at home, in schools and in the streets

ECD in changing rural realities [whole issue]

2003

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This edition contains a selection of the articles produced by participants at a meeting in Alcázar do Sal, Portugal, in December 2002. Twelve participants from Bernard van Leer Foundation-supported projects in four Latin American countries (Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) and four European countries (Scotland, Spain, France and Portugal) identified and reflected on a broad spectrum of themes and problems around growing up in these two rural environments, analysed the new rural challenges and related them to the work of their own ecd projects. They explored the important contextual realities of the environments in which they operate; explained the conceptual frameworks that underpin the responses that they have devised and put into practice; and identified a number of significant themes for programming

Tropical medicine & international health [Formerly - Journal of tropical medicine & hygiene; and Journal of tropical medicine and parisitology; and Tropical and geographical medicine (TGM)]|A research journal

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The new 1996 title combines the old titles Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, Tropical and Geographical Medicine, Annals ... Medicine and Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Monthly
Editorials, Viewpoints, Reviews and Systematic Reviews immediately free upon publication
All content free after 12 months
Free access in the developing world through HINARI and INASP
For print and online subscription rates click on: http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/subs.asp?ref=1360-2276

New internationalist

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Reports on the issues of world poverty and inequality, focuses on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations. A selection of articles from each issue are available free online
Monthly
Online: 24.00 GBP
Print: UK subscribers 36.85 GBP, Overseas subscribers 41.85 GBP

New scientist

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Some content freely available online
Weekly
Print & elecctronic - 143.00 GBP
Electronic only - 69.00 GBP

ODI Briefing Paper

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ODI Briefing Papers present information, analysis and key policy recommendations on important development and humanitarian topics. Some papers are available in French, Spanish or Portuguese
Irregular
Free

Journal of research in special educational needs (JORSEN)

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JORSEN is an electronic journal which disseminates research on special educational needs. JORSEN aims to publish original research, literature reviews and theoretical papers on meeting special educational needs, create a forum for researchers to reflect on, and share ideas regarding, issues of particular importance to them such as methodology, research design and ethical issues, and reach a wide multi-disciplinary national and international audience through online publication
Three times a year

The European journal of development research

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A multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective
Produced 5 times a year
Rest of World: 448 GBP (institutional) 70 GBP (personal)
Europe: 448 GBP (institutional) / 70 GBP (personal)
US: 740 USD (institutional) 116 USD (personal)

Uganda health information digest

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A community outreach health magazine, containing abstracts and articles on topics recommended by readers, particularly those working in isolated areas of the country with hardly any information support.Currently in printed format only
Produced three times per year
21.00 USD Institutions in developing countries
15.00 USD Individuals in developing countries
36.00 USD Institutions in developed countries
30.00 USD Individuals in developed countries

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