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International: Disability and Global Development

Posted 30/07-11 at 22.50

On the Kojo Nnamdi radio show (25th July), four disablity experts discussed the new World Report on Disability and examined how disability issues are being integrated into broader approaches to international development. Participants were, Judith ...

International: Great variation in nations’ perceptions of people with learning difficulties

Posted 04/07-11 at 18.10

Gallup has carried out surveys in 112 countries (2010) on perceptions of how receptive people feel their communities are to those with learning difficulties. More than half of adults (55%) who replied said the city or area where they live is a good p ...

International: More disabled women than disabled men

Posted 22/05-11 at 21.25

USAID (US Agency for International Development) have compiled a collection of statistics on the gender dimension of disability. One key finding is that there are considerably more disabled women than disabled men. In low and middle income countri ...

World Health Organization (WHO) Countdown

Posted 28/12-10 at 16.48

On 3 December 2010, the count down began toward the launch of the World Report on Disability set for 9 June 2011, in Geneva. This major report, published jointly with the World Bank, provides evidence on the current situation of disabled people an ...

International: Initiative launched on access to published material

Posted 26/10-10 at 23.50

It has been announced at the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting in New Delhi that an international programme had been agreed on making more reading material available for people with visual impairments. It is called, TIGAR ...

International: Disabled people happy and unhappy about how they are portrayed in the media

Posted 23/10-10 at 15.54

Last summer [2010], a worldwide online survey of disabled people was done to find out what they think about how they are represented in the media. ...

International: Stevie Wonder demands access for people with visual impairments

Posted 26/09-10 at 22.56

In a speech, interspersed with snatches of song, to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, Stevie Wonder, singer and UN Messenger for Peace, called for unified copyright rules that would improve audiobook access for visuall ...

International: International Week of the Deaf

Posted 24/09-10 at 17.48

International Week of the Deaf is celebrated from 20 to 26 September 2010 throughout the world by individuals and national associations of the Deaf. This year, the World Federation of the Deaf has encouraged its national members to focus on Deaf E ...

Disability Rights Fund calls for proposals from DPOs to support UN Convention

Posted 15/02-10 at 15.59

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) today (February 15th) announced its first 2010 grants round, "Moving Rights Forward." Grantmaking in this round will be targeted at DPOs in Mexico, Ukraine, selected states in India, as well as Indonesia. T ...

International: 87 DPOs receive support from the Disability Rights Fund

Posted 30/01-10 at 11.18

The Disability Rights Fund (DRF), a collaborative among donors and disability activists to support the human rights of disabled people around the world, has announced 65 new grants totaling $1,382,050 to Disabled Persons' Organizations (DPOs) in e ...

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