• Misc.

    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 »

    Canada launches renewed program to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities

    GATINEAU, QUEBEC: The Government of Canada is working to ensure greater accessibility and opportunities for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces. The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today launched a call for expressions of interest under the renewed 2017 Social Development Partnership Program – Disability (SDPP-D). The call… Continue Reading »

    Limited opportunities for people with hearing disabilities in India: Survey

    MUMBAI: People with hearing disabilities pose challenges to both workers with disabilities and their employers. Though HR professionals, supervisors and co-workers may have concerns about being able to communicate with employees with hearing disabilities, such employees feel their plea for a better working environment is never heard. To highlight the challenges faced by such workers… Continue Reading »

    UNIC Lagos Launches World’s First Complete Braille of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos Nigeria, on Monday 11 December 2017 launched the first complete braille version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to mark the 2017 International Human Rights Day and the beginning of the year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR.… Continue Reading »