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The comprehensive national disability policy in Afghanistan : submitted to Minister of Martyrs and Disabled Kabul

MINISTRY OF MARTYRS AND DISABLED
October 2003

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In August 2003 the government of Afghanistan gathered a group of experts, government officials, and national and international NGOs to develop a disability policy for Afghanistan. The result reflects the complex situation of Afghanistan which is devastated by civil war, extreme religious movements, drug production and poverty. This policy is the attempt to mainstream disability into all aspects of Afghan society and life. The document briefly describes the situation in Afghanistan, sets it into the national and international context and outlines the major policy issues. It will be of interest to NGOs and researchers.

Behind the barrier : human rights violations as a result of Israel's separation barrier

LEIN, Yehezkel
March 2003

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A position paper focusing on the human rights violations that will occur if Israel continues to route the separation barrier through the West Bank. It outlines how the barrier will further restrict Palestinian movement, pushing more Palestinian families into poverty either because they will not be able to reach their fields or market their produce, or because they will not be able to reach their jobs. It also outlines the likely problems that Palestinians will have with regard to access to medical treatment and education

Dumping on women : gender and privatisation of waste management

SAMSON, Melanie
2003

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As more and more local governments in South Africa are privatising their waste management systems, this report documents research carried out in Thabazimbi, Sol Plaatje and Johannesburg municipalities. It shows that both workers and working class communities suffer as a result of privatisation of basic services. It also shows how, because of the gender division of labour at work and at home, and because women waste management workers employed by private companies are largely left out of collective bargaining agreements, it is women workers who suffer the most

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

WEISEN, Marcus
2003

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This brochure briefly explains the UK DDA. It summarises the major points, how it influences the legislation in the UK and how it contributes to accessibility and inclusion in the UK. Although it has been produced for the UK, it is also relevant for other countries

Biwako millennium framework for action : towards an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP)
2003

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The document sets out a draft regional framework for action that provides regional policy recommendations for action by governments in the region and concerned stakeholders to achieve an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for disabled people. The regional framework for action explicitly incorporates the millennium development goals and their relevant targets to ensure that concerns relating to disabled people become an integral part of efforts to achieve the goals

Equal opportunities for people with disabilities : a European Action plan

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
2003

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This paper is one of the outcomes of the European Year of People with Disabilities 2003. It sets the frame for the work on a multi-annual Action Plan for the EU. The major issues of this paper are accessibility for employment, lifelong learning, the value of new technologies and accessibility of the environment

The right to decent work of persons with disabilities

O'REILLY, Arthur
2003

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The ILO has commissioned this paper as a contribution to the deliberations taking place in preparation for the development of a United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The paper is intended to be of specific relevance to those involved in drafting the provisions concerning employment and work in the proposed Convention. By examining the development over time of the legal ‘right to work’ of disabled persons, the way in which this matter has been dealt with in international instruments and national legislation to date, and the experience in implementing employment and work opportunities, the paper will enable those involved in the preparation of the proposed UN Convention to build on achievements so far

Early childhood development and children with disabilities in developing countries

SIMEONSSON, Rune J
2003

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This paper aims to review and synthesise literature on the nature, distribution, and associated aspects of disability among children under 8 in developing countries. It examines existing services and practices providing care and education, and identifies approaches that promise to address the children's developmental needs.
Such a review may also serve as a resource for governmental and nongovernmental entities involved in the development of policies and implementation of services for children with disabilities and their families in developing countries. Finally, it may be of interest to foundations and funding organisations seeking to make investments in early childhood intervention programs in those countries

Placement of job-seekers with disabilities : elements of an effective service. Asian and Pacific edition

MURRAY, Barbara
HERON, Robert
2003

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Job placement services for disabled people have been the focus of increasing global attention as awareness about the difficulty disabled people have in seeking jobs has grown. This book gives background to job placement services and describes the necessary policy and legislative framework for these services to be effective. The four key components of a job placement service (preparation for jobs, job placement, self-employment and publicity and promotion) are described, and monitoring and evaluation of the service are explained.

Assisting disabled persons in finding employment : a practical guide. Asian and Pacific Edition

HERON, Robert
MURRAY, Barbara
2003

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This book gives practical advice on helping disabled people to find employment. It covers barriers that disabled people have in finding work and the role of the placement officer. It outlines the four steps in the job search (interviewing the job seeker, recording information, identifying suitable jobs, and matching the jobseeker and job), and cooperating with employers

Moving forward : towards decent work for people with disabilities. Examples of good practices in vocational training and employment from Asia and the Pacific

PERRY, Debra
2003

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This book brings together more than 20 case-studies of programmes and approaches in helping disabled people gain skills, find employment and earn a living in the Asia-Pacific region. They include both centre- and community-based vocational training and income-generation programmes, employment services and partnerships

From crèches to childcare : constructions of motherhood and inclusion/exclusion in the history of Belgian infant care

VANDENBROECK, Michel
2003

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This article by Michel Vandenbroeck examines the history of exclusion in Belgian infant care, depicting how 100 years ago day care centres provided care for the infants of women who worked in factories. Today in Belgium, women who work in factories are excluded from having infants cared for in day nurseries. The article examines how this has occurred and the place of childcare in western European welfare society

Proceeding of the ILO/ Japan Technical Consultation on Vocational Training and Employment of People with Disablities in Asia and the Pacific

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE (ILO)
Ed
2003

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This book details the key issues emerging from the ILO/Japan Technical Consultation on Vocational Training and Employment of People with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific that took place from 14 to 16 January 2003. The book outlines presentations and discussions on the following key topics: the employment status of people with disabilities in the Asia / Pacific region; examples of good practice in promoting the training and employment of people with disabilities; recommendations for key stakeholders for implementing the ILO Convention 139. The book includes various studies by country and presentations from key speakers in the field

Doing business in Addis Ababa : case studies of women entrepreneurs with disabilities in Ethiopia

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
2003

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This is a collection of informative case studies about disabled women who are engaged in small enterprise in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They were compiled in preparation for the ILO Technical Cooperation Project, 'Developing Entrepreneurship among Women with Disabilities'. The case studies are grouped in chapters according to the women's impairments or disabilities, with a final chapter about women who are mothers of children with learning disabilities. This document is useful for people interested in women entrepreneurs and women with disabilities in Ethiopia

Doing business in Tigray region : case studies of women entrepreneurs with disabilities in Ethiopia

TIGRAY DISABLED VETERANS ASSOCIATION (TDVA)
INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
2003

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This is an informative collection of case studies highlighting the experiences of war-disabled women who are engaged in small enterprise in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia. They were compiled in preparation for the ILO Technical Cooperation Project, 'Developing Entrepreneurship among Women with Disabilities'. This document is useful for people interested in women entrepreneurs and women disabilities in Ethiopia

A handbook for training of disabled on rural enterprise development

HANKO, Johanne
POLMAN, Wim
2003

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This handbook is designed as a guide to empower people with disabilities on rural enterprise development. It is based upon lessons learned from two FAO projects: 'Mushroom production training for disabled people in northeast Thailand' and 'Poverty alleviation throuh market generated rural employment' (better known as 'Success Case Replication (SCR)'). The handbook provides practical methodology, references, check-lists and various training resources for centres, village development workers and self-employment. It would be useful for people and organisations interested in the training of disabled people on rural enterprise development

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