This edition of the Disability inclusion helpdesk summarises the major announcements, events and reports published on 3rd December 2019, International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Wheelchair user, Tom Shakespeare, reflects on what it feels like to be dependent on others.
He says care often leaves the recipient in a devalued state.
He calls for society to respond to the challenge of delivering help "without creating domination and infantilisation" and for care to be funded properly.
Producer: Adele Armstrong.
Daniel Kaufmann and Mushtaq Khan debate the role and importance of tackling corruption as part of a development strategy. Daniel Kaufmann led the work on governance at the World Bank Institute until November 2008, and is currently a Senior Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Mushtaq Khan is Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The session is facilitated by Owen Barder, a former UK Department for International Development (DFID) official, now working for Development Initiatives
This programme looks at the rapid spread of freedom of information (FOI) and asks whether the many countries now introducing FOI laws are are really acting more in theory than in practice
This resource contains an audio version of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The recording provides a general overview of the convention, the specific articles of the CRPD and the steps for implementation
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