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India’s policy disability has crippled the rights of disabled: Javed Abidi
May 30, 2013 Representatives of the disabled community in India strongly advocate for the inclusion of disability in the post-2015 development agenda.
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Sheikh Hasina urges rich to flourish talent of disabled
Jul 16, 2014 "There is no dearth of rich people in the country. So I would like to urge them to come forward to flourish the talent of the people with disability," she said.
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Indian states urged to work for empowering the disabled
Aug 25, 2014 As per the data available, a number of States are yet to provide all the eligible persons with disabilities with disability certificates.
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Indian activists demand new law on disability
Feb 22, 2010 Disability rights activists have critiqued the proposed amendments to the Persons with Disabilities Act and asked for a new formulation with a human rights approach; one that addresses fundamental rights and freedom and is aligned with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNRCPD).
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Nepali lepers ready for an expedition to Everest
Apr 26, 2010 READ Nepal, a local charity working with leprosy victims with support from American Everest climber Bryan Smith is organising the Everest Leprosy Empowerment Expedition in April 2011. Around 15 sufferers will be trained under Lakpa Norbu Sherpa, and five will be chosen for the final ascent to the summit.
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Enabling them to earn
May 24, 2010 Green Fingers, a commendable initiative by Naima Khan, gives employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Working in the commercial plant nursery gives them an opportunity to shoulder the responsibility of their families and to enhance their capabilities.
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Giving a new career to injured soldiers
Jun 03, 2010 The Queen Mary’s Technical Institute in Pune has started various training programmes for injured soldiers to provide them an opportunity to start a new life. Institute is providing training in BPO and multimedia operations and planning to start a new course in entrepreneurship management.
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India: Breaking language barriers with signs
Dec 11, 2009 A programme has been launched in an Indian university that specifically caters to educational needs of the hearing impaired, imparting various skills in sign language and making them become self-reliant. The initiative has even attracted students from other countries.
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Standing up for the rights of India's disabled
Jan 11, 2010 In the northeastern Indian state of Assam, the rights of disabled people get even lower priority than anywhere else in the country. Disability Law Unit-North East has come up with successful legal interventions to secure the rights of the disabled in the region.
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Towards inclusive development
Dec 03, 2011 On the International Day for persons with Disabilities, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls for unified action for a better world while including the disabled in development.
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Empowering the blind visionaries
Jun 10, 2010 The International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs invites applications for its IISE Programme,2011. The institute empowers visionaries who are blind or partially sighted to set up projects across the world to address the needs of the underprivileged. The deadline for application July 31, 2010.
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Disabled in Bangladesh demand more opportunities
Apr 29, 2009 People with disabilities in Bangladesh have demanded opportunities for skill development training and extended support from government in the form of reservations in public services. The problem of joblessness among physically challenged people is rampant in the country.
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India's disabled face mobility challenges
May 28, 2009 While technology in locomotion and mobility for the disabled has taken great strides worldwide, India continues to use antiquated tricycles and wheelchairs. Designing user-friendly appliances would ameliorate their conditions.
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Disability survey: IITs, IIMs top in response rate
Apr 06, 2015 Universities and engineering colleges were way behind IITs and IIMs in responding to a questionnaire for survey on disabled students.
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Integrating deafblind into the mainstream
Jul 12, 2010 Development organisations have been actively sensitising and spreading awareness about deafblindness. However in the absence of appropriate diagnosis and a lack of infrastructure for education and training it is difficult to integrate deafblind children into mainstream education, writes Freny Manecksha.
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India accounts for over half of global leprosy burden
Nov 26, 2014 India accounts for 58 per cent of the leprosy burden, said Nikita Sarah of the Leprosy Mission Trust.
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Living with dignity still eludes the disabled: Rights campaigner
Aug 14, 2012 Javed Abidi, Director, National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) tells OneWorld South Asia that though the country has made progress on issues of disability, leading a life with dignity still eludes the disabled people just because of the ignorance of the political class.
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Access symbolises a life of dignity for the disabled
Aug 14, 2012 The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) today felicitated the winners of the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards in collaboration with AccessAbility and BarrierBreak Technologies.
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Provide financial allowances for the differently abled: Nepal’s SC
Aug 16, 2012 The Supreme Court of Nepal has directed the government to immediately provide special allowances to persons with disabilities. The special allowance for the persons with disabilities is up to Rs 5,000.
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Bhutan: Poor children at higher risk of disabilities, says study
Aug 28, 2012 Disability prevalence is higher among children of mothers with no education, among poor children and those living in the rural areas, says a report of two-stage disability assessment survey among children aged 2-9 years conducted in 2011.
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Disability rights budgeting: The need of the hour
Feb 08, 2012 It is high time the Government of India incorporates disability rights budgeting, on the lines of gender budgeting, in their Union Budget, writes Javed Abidi.
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Reserve 3% govt jobs for disabled: Indian apex court
Oct 09, 2013 The court warned the government not observing reservation scheme for disabled persons would be considered as an act of ‘non-obedience’.
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Accessibility is key to empowerment: Disability activist Javed Abidi
Jul 24, 2015 You cannot educate or employ the disabled people with creating accessibility for them, said noted disability rights activist Javed Abidi.
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Leprosy is a neglected disability in India: Rights activist
Jul 06, 2015 There are 747 recognised or registered colonies of people affected by leprosy in India.
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Disabled women's struggle against injustice
Aug 26, 2011 The Seeds of a Movement—Disabled Women and their Struggle to Organise is an attempt to map out some of the challenges that disabled women worldwide have confronted in their struggle to fight discrimination and build their own movements.
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Education for disabled in Nepal
Sep 14, 2011 The recent Futures Stolen- Barriers to education for children with disabilities in Nepal report by Human Rights Watch reveals that despite Nepal’s commitment to achieve universal primary education, thousands of disabled children still remain out of school facing discrimination and harassment and are denied right to inclusive education.
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Govt would do everything for welfare of disabled: Hasina
Apr 02, 2013 “Many autistic persons became world famous and I believe that our autistic children can take them to their level if they get proper sympathy, nursing and patron," said Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
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India announces national scholarship for persons with disabilities
Aug 08, 2012 The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, has announced a national scholarship for persons with disabilities to provide them financial assistance for pursuing higher and technical education. The last date of submission of applications is August 31, 2012.
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Disability – One of the diversities in India
Dec 10, 2012 Shishu Sarothi is a not for profit voluntary organisation that provides needs-based services for children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy and its associated disabilities in the northeast region of India.
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Market for disability products in India pegged at Rs 4,500 cr
Feb 20, 2014 There has been little attention to exploiting technological advances to assist the disabled in India.
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