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Tackling sexual abuse of people with disabilities - report. What to do in the case of rape or sexual assault (A guide for vctims, their families and friends) - booklet

ADVANTAGE AFRICA
KIBWEZI DISABLED PERSONS ORGANISATION (KDPO)
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF APPLIED DISABILITY RESEARCH (FIRAH)
November 2016

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"The aim of the research was to investigate the social, cultural and institutional factors which contribute to the high incidence of sexual abuse of persons with disabilities in East Africa and to identify interventions which could change detrimental attitudes, beliefs and practices which perpetuate this high incidence. The study used a qualitative participatory action research approach and worked with local partner organisations and Ugandan and Kenyan field level researchers to collect data. Survivors of sexual abuse were not interviewed but instead the research investigated the understandings, beliefs and practices of a range of service providers and key responders who are involved in the prevention of and response to sexual abuse against persons with disabilities in their communities. Groups consulted included police, teachers, health-care workers, government administrators, faith and community organisations and traditional leaders, as well as persons with disabilities and their parents. Participatory workshops were run with a reference group of people with disabilities (with a range of impairments and experiences) and relevant specialists at the initial stage and during the participatory analysis process. After initial orientation and training the field researchers undertook a total of 52 individual interviews and 9 focus group discussions with a range of stakeholders". Powerpoint slides of the research findings and posters are also available.

 

The booklet is a simple guide written to support victims of sexual abuse and their families to know their rights and to understand what services are available to them. 

Disaster risk management for all : for the inclusion of children, elderly people and people with disabilities

FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (BMZ)
World Food Programme
GIZ sector programmes
Eds
May 2013

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This publication explains the links between disasters, disaster risk management and particularly vulnerable sections of the population including children, elderly people and people with disabilities.  It gives an overview of the experience to date and provides some practical suggestions on how to meet the needs of all people on an equitable basis through disaster risk management.  Specific activities to strengthen inclusive disaster risk management are provided in this guide for all vulnerable groups

BMZ Information Brochure 1, 2013e

Checklist to facilitate health emergency planning for at-risk people

HUTTON, Dave
et al
2008

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The purpose of this checklist is to assist emergency managers to develop and implement plans and operational protocols to maintain the safety and health of more vulnerable people during emergencies.  Emergency planners can use the checklist to identify the key risk factors that may affect different population groups during emergencies and prioritise responses

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

Social protection for low capacity households in Zambia

HOLMES, Rebecca
SLATER, Rachel
May 2008

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Social protection is seen as a central pillar of growth in Zambia’s National Development Plan, but its implementation remains a challenge. Enabling households to ‘graduate’ from social protection support means building their assets and increasing their resilience to shocks and stresses, and existing strategies are hampered by lack of knowledge on the numbers and needs of poor households

Key steps in development and usage of technical resource materials

MINISTRY OF GENDER, LABOUR AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
2008

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This document provides guidance for government ministries, non-governmental and civil society organisations on the steps and processes in developing, disseminating and using technical resource materials which have been produced to support programmes responding to the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) and people affected by HIV and AIDS in Uganda. The key steps can be adhered to at national, district, sub-county and community levels. Following the key steps will ensure the materials are relevant, address the needs of beneficiaries and are owned and used by key stakeholders

Building an inclusive society

CHRISTOFFEL BLINDENMISSION (CBM)
2008

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“"The purpose of this brochure is to introduce you to CBM’s work and vision of an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential"

Cash transfers : real benefit for children affected by HIV and AIDS

D'ALLESANDRO, Christina
et al
October 2007

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This briefing looks at the benefits of cash transfers to children affected by HIV and AIDS and outlines a pilot study in Malawi. While cash transfers alone are not the solution, they can be an important element of an overall care package for children. Cash transfers are gaining increased support as a means to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on children, and potentially decrease their risk of HIV infection. Regular and predictable cash transfers can provide a consistent income and help reduce the burden of care for households with children

Graduating the poorest into microfinance : linking safety nets and financial services

HASHEMI, Syed
ROSENBERG, Richard
February 2006

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This note presents general microfinance information and explores issues surrounding the debate about whether or not microfinance actually reaches the poorest at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale. Links between safety net programmes and microfinance programmes are highlighted through case studies. This note is useful for people interested in microfinance issues in developing countries

Speaking out : a guide for advocates for children and young people with learning disabilities

NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC)
VOICE UK
2005

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Speaking out is a guide aimed at advocates for children and young people with learning disabilities. It explains what makes a good advocate and what doesn’t, and refers to important issues such as respect, independence, information sharing and promoting the rights of children and young persons with disabilities. Although primarily aimed at disability rights advocates in the UK, this guide can be useful to anyone working with children and young people with learning disabilities

Educate girls : fight AIDS

GLOBAL COALITION ON WOMEN AND AIDS
2005

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This paper advocates for the education of girls to help diminish their vulnerability to AIDS. It sets out the action needed of this from schools, national governments and international partners

Disabled children in South Africa : progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child 2002

LANSDOWN, Gerison
2002

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Despite the explicit inclusion of disability as a ground for protection against discrimination in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the reality of disabled children remains largely unchanged in most countries of the world. South Africa, which has introduced a framework of progressive legislation and strategies, provides an interesting model from which to assess progress and possibilities for change. This is an interesting resource for policy makers, planners and CBR managers

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