This rapport was written on the basis of the MICSII from the period 1999-2011 and focused on the Ten Questions which specifically discussed children with disabilities. Out of the 65 countries 7 provided the research team with all of the information necessary for an analysis. The purpose of this paper is to use the data under the MICS exercise to produce estimates on children with disability, describe their characteristics and look at the relationship between disability and child development.
This article argues that the exclusion of disabled people from international development organizations and research reflects and reinforces the disproportionately high representation of disabled people among the poorest of the poor. The paper commences with a brief exploration of the links between impairment, disability, poverty, and chronic poverty, followed by a discussion of ways in which disability is excluded from development policy. Evidence of the incidence and distribution of disability is then presented. In the final section, the ways in which different institutions challenge poverty and exclusion among disabled people is reviewed. Survey evidence of the limited inclusion of disabled people within development institutions and policies is presented.
Disability and the MDGs; What are the MDGs and why are they important for persons with disabilities; MDG and disability-matching goals, targets and indicators to disability concerns; Integrating disability into the MGD process - entry points for disability issues; 2010/2015 and beyond
The Council of Europe Disability Action Plan as a reference document for all new policies and actions carried out in the area of disability. All member states should use it as a practical policy tool to help them in the implementation in Europe of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Equality and non-discrimination; awareness, the media and social image; gender-sensitive accessibility; equal recognition before the law; violence against women; community living; sexual and reproductive rights; education; health; work and employment; cooperation and development.