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Disability-Inclusive SDGs and Aid Effectiveness

There is an overwhelming flow of information on disability inclusion in the world today, many conventions held, concepts developed and academic papers published. Usually, we find ourselves in a labyrinth of information not knowing where to start and how to … Continue reading

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All the more reason to put social and economic needs back on the map!

A recent study shows that unmet social needs directly effect health and longevity. Here’s the link to the study report. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/fund-report/2014/may/1749_bachrach_addressing_patients_social_needs_v2.pdf

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Access to bare necessities

In settings where resources are limited, many compromises are made on a daily basis. The short end of the compromise stick always falls on the most vulnerable people. Due to lack of mobility and their visibility, people with disabilities are … Continue reading

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DDO is not alone in strategising ‘The way Forward’

Every year on the 3rd of December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated worldwide. Making up of 15% of the global population, it is obvious that without actively including persons with disabilities, global development programs will not … Continue reading

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Map it!!

I found this excellent tool on the Internet that enables anyone to map the level of wheelchair accessibility of everyday places, anywhere around the world. This seems like a great advocacy tool which speaks for itself. It is the public … Continue reading

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We have a mammoth task at hand, let’s get to work as year 2030 is not too far away………..

Eradicating extreme poverty by year 2030 is the ambitious goal that World Bank Group has adopted[1]. For this to become reality all development initiatives should be focused on creating sustainable programs for the people who are at the bottom 40% … Continue reading

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Time for action

As per http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/newsletter/desanews/feature/2013/09/index.html#8157 Breaking down barriers for persons with disabilities disabilities Many of the world’s one billion persons living with a disability remain excluded from development in areas such as education, employment and healthcare. As a result, they experience higher … Continue reading

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