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Disability rights get a judicial boost

Asia-Pacific, Misc., January 3 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

Disdain for disability

Asia-Pacific, Misc., January 3 2018

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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… Continue Reading »

How to Protect Disability Rights in 2018

Americas, Misc., December 29 2017

Guide dogs Memphis and Donna meet during the NRC-sponsored Combined Federal Campaign Charity Fair during which federal workers learn about community charities. Pictured (left to right) NRC staff member Trish Gallalee and Memphis, her guide dog, and Dave Gill, Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, and Donna, his training service dog. Looking on in the background are NRC CFC campaign manager Reinaldo Picón-Colón, Leigh Trocine and Deirdre W. Spaulding-Yeoman

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… Continue Reading »

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

Africa, Misc., December 29 2017

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… Continue Reading »

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

Asia-Pacific, Misc., December 29 2017

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

Americas, ICT, Misc., December 26 2017

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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… Continue Reading »

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

Asia-Pacific, Misc., December 20 2017

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… Continue Reading »

Intels Offers Scholarship to Persons with Disabilities

Africa, Misc., December 18 2017

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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… Continue Reading »

Vietnam focuses on education for children with disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Misc., December 17 2017

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… Continue Reading »

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

Americas, Misc., December 16 2017

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… Continue Reading »


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