• Misc.

    Disability rights get a judicial boost

    INDIA: The disability rights movement received momentous judicial support on December 15. The Supreme Court pronounced two major judgments concerning the higher education and accessibility rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). These judgments have also come at a strategic time; India has completed 10 years of ratifying the United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities… Continue Reading »

    Disdain for disability

    PAKISTAN: It is a terrifying fact that the most economically vulnerable are much more likely to suffer from various sorts of disabilities. Neither being poor nor being disabled is a crime, but the modern economic system treats these conditions as such – even in developed countries. In spite of the spirit and abilities that disabled people… Continue Reading »

    How to Protect Disability Rights in 2018

    USA: Disability rights have always been an important political issue in the United States, but in 2017, the growing profile of activist group ADAPT highlighted what’s at stake. The fight for health care is only a small part of the larger battle for full inclusion in society — something that will be under threat in 2018, thanks to Republican… Continue Reading »

    HI: Addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities in Africa

    The Making It Work Gender and Disability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has just finalized its selection of 9 good practices implemented by 7 DPOs and 2 Women’s Organizations in 6 countries: Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda. The good practices include successful community-based prevention of violence, national advocacy, increased access to justice and to… Continue Reading »

    The ‘grey’ area for domestic violence victims who have a disability

    CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA: A disabled woman tried to set her Canberra house on fire because her support provider failed to stop abuse from her housemate for over a year. Click here for the full article   Source: The Canberra Times Posted with permission.

    Lime Connect Partners on Ground-breaking Corporate Disability Study

    NEW YORK: Lime Connect (Lime) and Bloomberg, PwC and Unilever – three of the organization’s corporate partners – are lead sponsors of a first-of-its-kind study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) that finds that far more people than expected have a disability: 30 percent of college-educated employees working full-time in white-collar professions in the… Continue Reading »

    SDG goals must be achieved in order to mainstream persons with disabilities

    KATHMANDU: Stakeholders have said that support of government and the private sector was necessary to achieve Sustainable Development Goals related to the rights of persons with disabilities. The two-day national conference on ‘Disabilities and Sustainable Development Goals’ was organised by Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, National Federation of Disabled-Nepal and UNDP in Kathmandu… Continue Reading »

    Intels Offers Scholarship to Persons with Disabilities

    NIGERIA: The Management of oil and gas logistics giant, Intels Nigeria Limited has taken its community support a notch higher by offering full scholarships to no fewer than 66 persons with disabilities. The scholarship scheme, which was set up in 2003 to assist persons with mobility disabilities, covers primary, secondary and tertiary education. According to… Continue Reading »

    Vietnam focuses on education for children with disabilities

    VIETNAM: More than 60 percent of children with disabilities attended school in the 2016-2017 academic year, and the country has developed 14 rehabilitation centres and 97 gifted schools nationwide to cater to children with disabilities, said Nguyen Thi Nghia, Deputy Minister of Education and Training. She was speaking at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN… Continue Reading »