Association for the Disabled, in Mozambique, Bemoan Miserable state of Persons with Disabilities

The President of the youth Association for the Disabled, AJODEMO, Cantol Alexandre Pondja, says that despite the country having a good legal framework and policies targeted at persons with disability, there are still various areas of concern in relation to this social group. Pondja says that in the same manner there is … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Papers – ILERA WORLD CONGRESS 2018 – July 23 -27, 2018

The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) has released the Call for Papers for the 2018 ILERA World Congress themed “Employment for a Sustainable Society: What Is to Be Done?” The Congress will be held in Seoul from July 23 to 27, 2018 providing opportunities for the discussion of … ———- Please continue reading

SASPEN2017 CfP: Disability and Social Protection

2017 SASPEN ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE INCLUSION, INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION: SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE SADC To read the Call for Abstracts and Concept Note in a pdf, click here (pdf, 404kb) We cordially invite you to attend the conference. Please register at https://www.conftool.net/saspen2017. Conference registration is limited … ———- Please continue reading

Lusaka Colloquium: Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities

On April 25, 2016, SASPEN, the Platform for Social Protection Zambia (PSP), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Zambia (FES) hosted the the second 2016 Lusaka Social Protection Colloquium themed “Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities” Zambia’s Minister of Community Development and Social Welfare , Hon. Emerine Kabanshi, MP, Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar, … ———- Please continue reading

Oxford Development Studies: Disability and Social Protection

A recent article in Oxford Development Studies reviews disabilities and social protection programs in low- and middle-income countries. This paper systematically reviews the evidence on whether persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries are adequately included in social protection programmes, and assesses the financial and non-financial impacts of participation. Overall, we … ———- Please continue reading

Oxfam FP2P: The World Has Changed on Disability

In a new Oxfam FP2P blogpost, Tim Wainwright of ADD International and BOND reflects on how the world has accepted to include persons with disabilities in development and the challenges arising: Now, the question is turning to: ‘so how do we  include persons with disabilities?’ Actually, it’s getting a bit more specific: … ———- Please continue reading

UN Report on Disability Barriers to Social Protection Systems

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, has highlighted the need for states to make their social protection systems more inclusive for persons with disabilities, rather than pursuing models that often lock them into a cycle of dependence and poverty. In her report, the Special … ———- Please continue reading

Social Protection for Indigenous Persons with Disabilities

In her latest comment on the platform Social Protection & Human Rights, Minerva Rivas Velarde highlights the need for social protection for indigenous persons with disabilities. Worldwide, the prevalence of disability tends to be higher within indigenous communities than among non-indigenous groups. This high prevalence of disability is both a … ———- Please continue reading

Ghana mainstreams PWD into National Social Protection

Ghana has mainstreamed issues of Persons with Disabilities into its National Social Protection Strategy and Poverty Reduction. This was reported at the three-day conference “Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the post-2015 Development Agenda” in New York. Read more here. Tweet