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UK: Parliamentary committee highly critical of reform to disability benefits

Posted 27/07-11 at 21.22

The Work and Pensions Committee report on the changes to assessment for incapacity benefit ( the benefit paid to people who are assessed as being unable to work) is highly critical of the way the new system has operated. While the committee suppo ...

India: State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities attacks slow pace of change

Posted 20/05-11 at 04.15

K.V. Rajanna, the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in the state of Karnataka, says that although money had been spent on disability, living conditions had not improved. "This is due to the slow pace of implementation of projects and indiffe ...

UK: £1m to help disabled people seeking political office

Posted 08/05-11 at 18.12

The government wants to encourage more disabled people into local and national politics and to improve public attitudes to disability through a new training and development scheme. TheAccess to Elected Office for Disabled People project includes plan ...

Nigeria: A policy for integrating disabled people in national governance

Posted 07/07-10 at 22.46

Nigeria has begun to formulate a national policy aimed at integrating disabled people in governance. National President on Persons with Disability, Nasir Argungu, told a news conference in northern Nigeria's Kebbi State on Monday (June 28t ...

Vietnam: National Disability Law enacted

Posted 06/07-10 at 03.15

National Assembly of Vietnam has passed the first comprehensive national law guaranteeing the rights of disabled people. The new law mandates equal participation in society through accommodation and access to health care, rehabilitation, education, e ...

USA: Update. National Council on Disability

Posted 06/07-10 at 02.59

In our May issue of Our Rights, we reported that Ari Ne'eman, founder of the he Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, had his nomination to sit on National Council on Disability held up in the US Senate. It had been suggested this happened because some par ...

USA: Renowned disability activist to join US State Department

Posted 28/05-10 at 20.42

Judy Heumann, a well-known international disability rights advocate, has been appointed Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State. Between 2002 - 2006, Judy was the Advisor on Disability and Develo ...

Europe: Urgent call for disability to be included in new EU strategy

Posted 13/05-10 at 13.16

The following Action Alert has been issued by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL). Europe is going through an important stagewith the policies for the next 10 years at stake. The Lisbon Treaty has now come to an end and the C ...

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