Category: Marginalized Populations (Women, Children, Refugees, etc.)

  • “Top 10” Things Service Providers Need to Remember When Working with Women from NESB with Disability and Women Carers
    • A brief list of things for disabled people's organizations to consider when working with women with disabilities from non-English speaking backgrounds.
  • Barbara Waxman Fiduccia Papers On Women and Girls With Disabilities
    • In 2011, the Center for Women Policy Studies launched an online series of new Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers On Women and Girls with Disabilities. The 2011 Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers will present the self-defined perspectives of women with disabilities – both in the USA and globally – on such topics as: access to health care, reproductive rights and health, violence against women and girls, women and AIDS, educational equity, family life and parenting, employment and economic development, balancing work and family, participation in Government at every level.
  • Disability Rights Page of the Human Rights Watch Website
    • Human Rights Watch (HRW) is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. This is the Disability Rights page of the HRW website.
  • Disability Rights, Gender and Development: a Resource Tool for Action
    • As part of its global strategy to promote the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in development activities and to mainstream disability in all aspects of its work, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD/DESA) and the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College have developed this unique compilation of resource materials on innovative approaches to promote the human rights of persons with disabilities, especially women and children in inclusive people-centered development.
  • Human Rights of Women and Children with Disabilities
    • This Human Rights Watch report draws from numerous investigations it has conducted into human rights abuses against women and children with disabilities, including on the following topics: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Targeted at Women and Girls with Disabilities; Discrimination in Health and Reproductive Rights, including Forced Sterilization and HIV and Disability; Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities; Violence against Children with Disabilities in Schools; and Abuses in Institutions.
  • Latest News: World View
    • This webpage contains articles about disability issues around the world, such as Uganda, India, Gaza, and many other countries. Women, war, politics, health, and other topics are discussed in those articles.
  • Less Talk, More Action
    • The purpose of this document is to increase the knowledge about issues and needs of people from non English speaking backgrounds (NESB) with disability and their families. PDF format.
  • Recommendations for National Action Plans on Victim Assistance
    • These recommendations are aimed to support stakeholders involved in creating and updating National Action Plans on Victim Assistance throughout the period 2010-2014 in accordance with the Cartagena Action Plan and other international humanitarian and human rights standards. PDF Format.
  • Review of Marginalisation of People with Disabilities in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan
    • This paper identifies several causes of marginalization of people with disabilities, describes the educational experiences of children and youth with disabilities, and gives recommendations on how to address exclusionary policies and practices in order to promote inclusion. PDF format.
  • Strategies Towards a Culturally Competent Disability Services Sector
    • This article is an introduction into good strategies to run a culturally competent disability services sector for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
  • Supporting Persons Living with Trauma by Rebuilding Social and Community Links
    • This document manages to combine the requirements of a capitalisation document which aims to share field experience beyond the limits of HI, and in particular with mental health stakeholders, with more sensitive requirements, such as remaining true to the ways of thinking and the culture of the project’s key protagonists: the Rwandans.
  • Top 10 things Service Providers Need to Remember when Working with Carers from NESB
    • A brief list of important services or actions necessary when working with people with disabilities from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB). Word document format.
  • Women and Girls with Disabilities: Using Both - the Gender and Disability Lens
    • This is the current ‘key issue’ page for women and girls with disabilities on the UN enable website. It includes links to the 'International normative framework on women and girls with disabilities', panel discussions, online resources and more.
  • Women with Disabilities in the Europe and Eurasia Region
    • This study was undertaken to conduct a gender analysis of issues faced by people with disabilities in the E&E region in order to elucidate the unique challenges facing women with disabilities, in contrast with the challenges facing men with disabilities and women without disabilities.