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Inclusive education and accountability mechanisms. Paper commissioned for the 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report, Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments

ABU ALGHAIB, Ola
TROMP, Roseanne
October 2017

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"The adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and in particular Articles 24, 31 and 33, which requires countries to develop an inclusive education system for all children as well obliging them to implement and monitor the process, presents both a challenge and an opportunity to the countries of the world. This report discusses the advances that have been made in terms of the implementation of inclusive education system for people with disabilities, as well as the challenges that are still ahead. The UNCRPD requires ratifying countries to submit Country Reports on the implementation of the Convention to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The present report is unique in that it is based on a thorough analysis of these Country Reports. In addition, it is based on a thorough review of literature about inclusive education for people with disabilities"

 

Communiqué : breaking barriers, carving the world ahead

SYMPOSIUM ON CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN AFRICA
December 2014

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In this short communiqué written on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the symposium participants renew their commitment to improving the wellbeing and inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa. The symposium acknowledges the steps taken by many African governments e.g. ratification of CRPD, but highlights the shortfalls and challenges that remain, calling on governments to take certain concrete measures to protect the rights of children with disabilities

Symposium on Children with Disabilities in Africa

2-3 December 2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tales from an imaginary country

MCMULLAN, Bob
2013

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This paper presents an overview of the issues faced by people with disabilities in developing countries through highlighting key disability statistics as an imaginary country. The paper recommends that all governments, donor agencies, non-governmental organisations and communities take action to include persons with disabilities in their policies, activities and programmes. This paper is a useful tool for disability-inclusive international development

Working paper series, No 22

Working methods of the committee on the rights of persons with disabilities adopted at its fifth session : 11-15 April 2011

OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)
September 2011

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"These working methods, which are subject to periodic review, were developed to guide the work of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to complement the Committee’s rules of procedure. The present working methods reflect the eight general principles that underpin the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"

Policy paper : making inclusive education a reality

MYERS, Juliette
BAGREE, Sunit
July 2011

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This paper describes the role of inclusive education and the differences with integrated and special educations, emphasising that inclusive education being the system that should be preferred. It provides information about international rights and policies documents that support an international commitment to the education of children and highlights the key challenges and solutions of inclusive education, as well as the duties of national governments and international donors

Recognition, respect and rights: disabled women in a globalised world

MEEKOSHA, Helen
FROMAHDER, Carolyn
2010

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Following a statistically rich overview of the position of disabled women and girls globally, the position of disabled women and girls in Australia is reported. The human rights violations of disabled women in the context of violence, sterilisation and, motherhood and parenting are discussed. The history, evolution and current structure of the Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) organisation are described. Some of the challenges and successes of WWDA are also described including: dealing with authorities; negotiating the local, the national and the global; using the new communication technologies; and forming strategic alliances.

Coordination for vulnerable children : Alliance Zambia’s efforts to strengthen government and community OVC systems

ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY ACTION ON HEALTH IN ZAMBIA (Alliance Zambia)
2009

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Based on its experience of implementing a programme to strengthen community support systems for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), Alliance Zambia sees coordination within government, and partnership between government and civil society, as essential building blocks for effective OVC support

Achieving economic and social rights : the challenge of assessing compliance

ANDERSON, Edward
FORESTI, Marta
December 2008

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This paper considers the challenges governments face when implementing economic and social rights obligations into policy and practice. Assessing government compliance with its obligations is necessary for accountability but is a complex issue for which new approaches are needed. The cost of delivering these rights also needs to be taken into account when developing approaches to assess compliance

Kampala declaration on disability and HIV & AIDS

AFRICA CAMPAIGN ON DISABILITY AND HIV & AIDS
March 2008

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This document is a call by the participants of the second meeting of the Africa Campaign on Disability and HIV&AIDS in March 2008, to all African governments to include disability in its diversity as a crosscutting issue in all poverty reduction strategies. A list of signatories is included

Teachers living with HIV

UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) for Education
2008

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This briefing note considers teachers living with HIV and their role in HIV education and in countering stigma and discrimination, as well as the need for governments to introduce measures to support them and thus mitigate the impact of HIV on the education system

Mainstreaming HIV in education

UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) for Education
2008

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This paper advocates for a comprehensive, sector-wide approach which mainstreams HIV and AIDS across education sector programmes - taking account of the underlying causes of HIV vulnerability and the long-term effects of AIDS - as a crucial step towards addressing the epidemic

CMC briefing paper on the convention on cluster munitions

CLUSTER MUNITION COALITION
2008

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This paper gives a summary of the key obligations for states, and provides details regarding the signing and ratifying of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. This resource is useful for people interested in learning about the convention

The case for communication - in sustainable development

WARNOCK, Kitty
SCHOEMAKER, Emrys
WILSON, Mark
2007

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This paper supports and complements "At the heart of change: the role of communication in sustainable development" by addressing the challenge of using communication more powerfully as an agent of change to establish faster, more sustainable development. It concludes with a call to action for international and national policy makers and leaders, asking them to: build more open, transparent information and communication systems and political cultures; treat information, communication and the media as public goods and invest accordingly; take a holistic view of communication processes and integrate communication into development planning and implementation; and invest in media development

Working together for better health

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
2007

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This paper sets out DFID’s strategy to support developing countries in improving the health of their people and reaching the Millennium Development Goals

Working together for better health : evidence for action

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
2007

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This paper reflects the types of evidence that have informed DFID’s commitments to action in it's strategy paper 'Working together for better health' and describes the processes by which DFID plans to improve the use and generation of evidence towards achieving better result

Non-formal education policy, 2063

GOVERNMENT OF NEPAL
2007

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This policy paper "clarifies the broad concepts of non-formal education with clearly formulated policies and strategies of non-formal education of the country." These guidelines are intended for the government as well as non-government agencies involved in conducting non-formal education programs in Nepal

Brief outlook on provisions concerning disability in Italy and methods to enforce law

MARRA, Angelo D.
2007

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This discussion papers tackles the Italian legal system concerning disability issues. It begins with a general overview of the country specific methods for enforcement. This document also addresses the following key issues: discrimination, laws that address access to the built environment, and employment. The work would be useful for anyone with an interest in government policy, law enforcement and disability and development legislation

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