Disability in the Asia-Pacific

Curated news and resources on inclusion and rights

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This page has curated news from the Asia-Pacific. There are a total of 20 links.

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In Data and Research:

Are persons with disabilities included in the effort to leave no-one behind? An overview that shows the gaps in countries' ability to monitor the situation of persons with disabilities. See accompanying resource, Where are we?, and lessons learned. (2022, UNFPA)

In Employment, Business and Work:

Preferential Contracting for Persons with Disabilities “An in-depth look at the practice of using public procurement to promote the employment of persons with disabilities” (2022, UNESCAP)

In Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees:

Organizations of persons with disabilities engaging in Humanitarian Action reflections from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal. (2022, CBM Global)

In Policy and Rights:

Framework for disability policies and strategies:

“The essential elements of a disability policy include a commitment to disability mainstreaming, intentionality around ensuring disability inclusion efforts are part and parcel of the national development agendas, the allocation of adequate budgets, the establishment of robust implementation mechanisms, the articulation of implementable objectives, and guidance for disability strategies. The essential elements for disability strategies include the completion of a situational analysis and the identification of priorities, actions to put into practice the state’s obligations to implement the CRPD, the identification of intended outcomes and objectives, and finally the adaptation of national development mechanisms and plans so they are fully inclusive of persons with disabilities.” (2022, UNESCAP)

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Assistive Technology

Meeting rising demand for disability devices. “Limited access to assistive technologies such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, mobility and communication devices, and a lack of trained workers remain significant challenges in meeting the needs of people with disabilities and the elderly in the Asia Pacific region.” (2022, Eco-Business)

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Civil Society and Community

Solution Seekers for an Inclusive Future profiles of advocates across the region. (2023, UNFPA)

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Climate Crisis and Environment

People with disabilities and the climate crisis short video from disabled people across the region. (2023, CBM Australia)

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Data and Research

Are persons with disabilities included in the effort to leave no-one behind? An overview that shows the gaps in countries' ability to monitor the situation of persons with disabilities. See accompanying resource, Where are we?, and lessons learned. (2022, UNFPA)

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Crisis Response

Disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction and measuring progress against the Sendai Framework. (2022, The Interpreter)

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Employment, Business and Work

Catalysts of Change: Disability Inclusion in Business in Asia and the Pacific. “The publication presents fundamental concepts, key components of fostering disability-inclusive business, and good practices and data, and provides recommendations for businesses and governments.” (2023, UNESCAP)

Preferential Contracting for Persons with Disabilities “An in-depth look at the practice of using public procurement to promote the employment of persons with disabilities” (2022, UNESCAP)

Why Hiring Individuals With Disabilities Can Benefit Asia’s Workforce (2022, Verve Times)

A resource guide for employers on Tapping the potential of persons with disabilities (2022, ILO)

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Gender Equality and Women with Disabilities

Disability, Sexuality, and Gender in Asia an introduction to Asian disability activism and the experience of women and LGBTIQ people with disabilities. (Open access, 2023, Routledge)

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Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

Organizations of persons with disabilities engaging in Humanitarian Action reflections from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal. (2022, CBM Global)

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International Cooperation

Beyond a seat at the table: towards disability equity in Asia-Pacific. Reflections on the role for Australian development strategy. (2023, DevPolicy Blog)

Disability Inclusion in Asia and the Pacific: A Regional Overview 2023 of the World Food Programme’s efforts towards disability inclusion (2023, WFP)

Persons with Disabilities Key to Achieving Fully Inclusive Societies (2022, SDG Knowledge Hub)

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Policy and Rights

Landmark Jakarta Declaration Endorsed “The Jakarta Declaration on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2023–2032 was endorsed by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in May 2023.” (2023, Make the Right Real!)

Using the Capability Approach to Review the National Legislative Frameworks for Support Services for Persons with Disabilities in Four Countries in Asia: “most countries address support services, including assistive devices, only from the perspective of a social security measure for persons with disabilities living in poverty, failing to uphold the rights of those not meeting those eligibility criteria.” (2022, Societies)

Three-decade journey towards inclusion: assessing the state of disability-inclusive development. (2022, UNESCAP)

Framework for disability policies and strategies:

“The essential elements of a disability policy include a commitment to disability mainstreaming, intentionality around ensuring disability inclusion efforts are part and parcel of the national development agendas, the allocation of adequate budgets, the establishment of robust implementation mechanisms, the articulation of implementable objectives, and guidance for disability strategies. The essential elements for disability strategies include the completion of a situational analysis and the identification of priorities, actions to put into practice the state’s obligations to implement the CRPD, the identification of intended outcomes and objectives, and finally the adaptation of national development mechanisms and plans so they are fully inclusive of persons with disabilities.” (2022, UNESCAP)

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