New international publications on European Disability Year, disability and development, disability and conflict, human rights abuses, and what disabled people think about CBR
Latest Publications of the European Disability Forum: Bulletin Dedicated to the European Year of People with Disabilities and New Policy Paper on Development Cooperation and Disability
The European Disability Forum, the organization that represents disabled people in dialogue with the European Union and other European authorities, recently published its first "Bulletin" of 2003, a special issue entirely dedicated to the "European Year of People with Disabilities 2003." The EDF Bulletin is published every two months, in English and French and contains a large variety of articles and news related to disability in the European Union and beyond. The Bulletin may be downloaded as either a text or PDF file at http://www.edf-feph.org/en/publications/bulletin/bull.htm.
The EDF Policy Paper: Development Cooperation and Disability advocates that disability and development cooperation should be an integral part of the general mainstream development policy at EU level and in the development cooperation policies of Member states themselves. The paper also argues that poverty reduction, universal primary education, employment and economic targets will never be met unless disabled people are included. This paper and others are available to download either in text or PDF format at http://www.edf-feph.org/en/publications/publi/publi.htm.
IDDC Disability and Conflict Report Now Available
The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) recently released the Disability and Conflict Report of the IDDC Seminar in 2000. The report is now available at http://www.iddc.org.uk/dis_dev/key_issues/conflict.shtml and may be downloaded as either a Word or RTF file.
DAA Publishes Report on Human Rights Abuses of Disabled People
Disability Awareness in Action (DAA) has published "A Real Horror Story: The Abuse of Disabled People's Human Rights" based on the results of a project to systematically record human rights abuse against disabled people and now contained in the Disability Awareness in Action Human Rights Database. For more information, write DAA, 11 Belgrave Road, London SWIV IRB United Kingdom; Email: email@example.com; Tel: +44 (0) 20 7834 0477; Fax: +44 (0) 20 7821 9539; Minicom: +44 (0) 20 7821 9812.
World Health Organization Funds Initiative to Find Out What Disabled People Think about CBR Programs
In honor of the International Day of Disabled Persons last December, the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Swedish Organisations of Disabled Persons International Aid Association (SHIA), funded a study on how persons with disabilities experience community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programs. This report is based on the experiences of the users of CBR themselves and covers programs assessed by consumers in Ghana, Guyana and Nepal. To access the report in either text or PDF format, go to http://www.who.int/ncd/disability/publications.htm.