Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Some recent international perspectives on disability

Disability rights around the world: from 1944 to the present day
The Guardian, 22 June 2016
Since the second world war, disability legislation has increased substantially, but there’s still a long way to go ...

Disability-inclusive development isn’t cheap, but exclusion has a higher price  
Polly Meeks, The Guardian, 22 June 2016
At a parliamentary meeting on the case for disability-inclusive development three years ago, one MP playing devil’s advocate said: “Yes, but isn’t this all too costly?”

Lyndal Rowlands, Inter Press Service, 21 June 2016
Nearly 10 years after UN members adopted a progressive Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), progress implementing the convention has been mixed, even at the UN itself, say disability advocates ...

Shantha Rau Barriga, The Guardian, 20 June 2016
In the many countries I’ve visited over the past several years while researching conditions for people with disabilities, the one constant – and haunting – refrain I’ve heard from people with disabilities has been: “I am treated as less than human.”

Myra Imran, The News, 27 June 2016
Pakistan’s voice of women with disability and known disability rights activist Abia Akram on Sunday expressed concern over the fact that the representation of women in international disability forums is shrinking ...

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