The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an independent expert body that oversees the implementation of the CRPD. On the occasion of the 24th session of the CRPD Committee, various stakeholders were invited to provide written submissions to the Committee’s General Comment on Article 27 – Work and employment. This interpretative guideline is meant to clarify the legal obligations of State Parties and provide guidance for courts, policymakers and civil society to ensure compliance with the CPRD. In its submission, Light for the World shares good practices from our partner countries and allows us to look behind the scenes of advocacy work at the UN level. An inspiring document to learn more about Light for the World’s projects in the field of Economic Empowerment and experience in the implementation of Art. 27 CRPD.
Este manual contiene indicadores capaces de captar la situación de las personas con
discapacidad que viven en una comunidad donde se implementa la RBC.
Proporciona una guía sencilla, breve e intuitiva para seleccionar indicadores apropiados y
recopilar datos para informarlos. También se proporciona información adicional sobre cómo
administrar estos datos, incluido el cálculo de porcentajes, la visualización de resultados y la
generación de conclusiones significativas.
Four cases of application of the social innovation lab methodology to enhance disability inclusion in mainstream settings
Light for the World 2019
Anneke Maarse, Matthijs Nederveen and Judith Baart
Persons with disabilities often don’t have access to information and public services, but also don’t know or are not able to communicate that they want access. On the other side, the local authorities often do not know how to provide persons with disabilities with information and services, and because they don’t hear from persons with disabilities they might also not be aware of the need to do so. This is a vicious cycle. This communication gap can hinder well intended actions and can prevent those most in need of support from receiving it.
80% to 90% of young people with disabilities in low-income countries are unemployed. Our Disability Inclusion Lab's report "I am EmployAble: creating access to technical and vocational education for young people with disabilities" has new findings on inclusive vocational training.
This analysis aims to support development stakeholders in understanding CBR as a strategy for disability inclusive development in line with the Convention and to strengthen CBR programmes.
Over the last three decades, there has been considerable change in the understanding and practice of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), with the recognition that persons with disabilities have the same rights, and need access to the same services and opportunities, as others in their communities. CBR today is understood as a strategy to ensure inclusion, rights and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities. CBR practice has changed from a medical orientated, often single sector (e.g. health or education), service delivery approach, to a comprehensive, multi-sectoral, rights-based one.
Lessons learned on the inclusion of people with disabilities in a food security project for ultra poor women in Bangladesh.
Building on existing basic CBR skills set out in publications such as Disabled Village Children (Hesperian Foundation) and the manual Training in the Community for People with Disabilities (WHO), this training manual covers the additional organisational skills, knowledge and attitudes needed when implementing CBR in accordance with the various components of the new CBR guidelines.
A tool for identifying progress in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) projects.