To support the community work during the Covid-19 pandemic, Enablement and Light for the World developed tip sheets on four main topics: eating and drinking, epilepsy, nodding syndrome and medication, active lifestyle and communication.These are meant to support those working with and/or caring for children and adults with disabilities and can also be used to develop a home rehabilitation plan together with the family, keeping a focus on activities that can be done as part of daily routine and the skills that a child or adult with disabilities can learn at home.
While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens all members of society, people with disabilities are disproportionately impacted due to attitudinal, environmental and institutional barriers that are reproduced in the COVID-19 response. The Let's Talk Report contains the results of a poll conducted in Uganda on a show called Let's Talk and phone interviews in April and Mai 2020. More than 36.000 Ugandans with and without disabilities participated.
Persons with disabilities are particularly affected by and vulnerable to climate change. Yet, they are largely marginalised in climate debates and action. Governments, international organisations and donors must urgently ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities at all levels.
All children have the right to go to school, whatever their gender, social status, disability or health. Children with disablilties are still largely excluded from education.
1 in 5 women and girls worldwide have some form of disability. Disability and gender issues are closely linked, and discrimination based on disability, gender, age and other social categories is a common experience for women with disabilities.