Disability in Indonesia

Curated news and resources on inclusion and rights

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This page has curated news from Indonesia. There are a total of 30 links.

Highlights

In Civil Society and Community:

Bigger than the machine Ida Putri's journey into activism and creating opportunities for others. (May, Disability Debrief)

In Communication and Language:

Information gap affecting the disabled “Instead of accessing official information, many disabled people had to rely on advice from family and friends, who may not have been well informed” (2022, D+C)

In Education and Childhood:

Key issues for children with disabilities. A discussion paper. (2023, UNICEF)

In Independent Living and Deinstitutionalization:

‘Not To Be Feared’ Reports from one of Indonesia's last remaining leprosy settlements. (2022, Disability Justice Project)

In Lived Experience and Opinion:

‘I Feel Like an Outsider’ Facing Stigma and Discrimination, Ardiansyah, a 44-year-old Indonesian Man with Schizophrenia, Finds Refuge in a Mosque. (2023, Disability Justice Project) See also a poetic response to it on the Debrief.

In Mental Health:

Indonesia free from pasung: a policy analysis. “Many people with mental illnesses remain isolated, chained, and inside cages, called Pasung in Indonesia”:

“Pasung policy has generated a sense of awareness but the different directions and ambiguous messaging across all stakeholders, including policy actors, has created a lack of clarity about institutions’ roles and responsibilities in the implementation process, as well as accountability for outcomes.” (2023, International Journal of Mental Health Systems.)

Contents

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technologies for Children with Disabilities in Inclusive and Special Schools in Indonesia (2023, World Bank)

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Civil Society and Community

Bigger than the machine Ida Putri's journey into activism and creating opportunities for others. (May, Disability Debrief)

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Communication and Language

Information gap affecting the disabled “Instead of accessing official information, many disabled people had to rely on advice from family and friends, who may not have been well informed” (2022, D+C)

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Culture, Entertainment and Media

Media

Meet Two Disability Justice Project Fellows Modeling Inclusive Storytelling. (2022, Disability Rights Fund)

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Data and Research

How do Positive Deviants Overcome Health-Related Stigma? An Exploration of Development of Positive Deviance Among People With Stigmatized Health Conditions in Indonesia (2021, Qualitative Health Research)

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Crisis Response

A policy analysis on the inclusion of disabilities in natural disaster management (Mar, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science)

Collecting disability disaggregated data in disaster risk reduction: Findings and lessons learned. (Feb, CBM)

UNDP's DX4Resilience project in Indonesia: leveraging digital technologies for collecting disability-disaggregated data in disaster risk assessment. (2023, UNDP)

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Education and Childhood

Overview

Including Students with Disabilities in School in Rural Areas An online pilot program to assess needs of students with disabilities. (Feb, World Bank)

Policy Note on Inclusive Early Childhood Education for children with disabilities. “Inclusion in preschools needs to mean more than just access to the school building.” (2023, Inclusive Education Initiative)

Key issues for children with disabilities. A discussion paper. (2023, UNICEF)

The Hurdles to Disability-Inclusive Education (2022, Jakarta Globe)

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Employment, Business and Work

A Different Way of Learning feature on how “Indonesians with Autism Forge Their Own Path to Education and Employment”. (2022, Disability Justice Project)

Inside Indonesia's grassroots fight for accessibility. (2022, FairPlanet)

Out of Their Hands video feature on blind massage therapists and other employment challenges for those with visual impairments, including the impact of the pandemic. (2022, Disability Justice Project)

New skills helped my business recover from pandemic. Feature trainings for entrepreneurs with disabilities. (2022, ILO)

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Health

Interview with Luthfi Azizatunnisa studying for her phd. (2023, Missing Billion)

Healthcare Ensured short video feature on accessing universal healthcare. (2022, Disability Justice Project)

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Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

Inclusive Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness and Response Practice Guide. (Mar, WFP)

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Independent Living and Deinstitutionalization

Conditions in Institutions

‘Not To Be Feared’ Reports from one of Indonesia's last remaining leprosy settlements. (2022, Disability Justice Project)

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International Cooperation

Disability Rights: A guide to monitoring compliance (2022, Formasi Disabilitas)

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Lived Experience and Opinion

‘We Are Born Perfect’ Rina Prasarani Has a Message for Disabled Women: “Don’t Give Up, Keep Fighting, and Show We Can.” (2023, Disability Justice Project)

‘I Feel Like an Outsider’ Facing Stigma and Discrimination, Ardiansyah, a 44-year-old Indonesian Man with Schizophrenia, Finds Refuge in a Mosque. (2023, Disability Justice Project) See also a poetic response to it on the Debrief.

Agus's Story profile on an international advocate for the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities. (In Bahasa, 2023, Detik Edu)

Sticks and Stones Naufal Asy-Syaddad Encourages Other Young Indonesians with Autism to Know Their Rights (2022, Disability Justice Project)

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Mental Health

Indonesia free from pasung: a policy analysis. “Many people with mental illnesses remain isolated, chained, and inside cages, called Pasung in Indonesia”:

“Pasung policy has generated a sense of awareness but the different directions and ambiguous messaging across all stakeholders, including policy actors, has created a lack of clarity about institutions’ roles and responsibilities in the implementation process, as well as accountability for outcomes.” (2023, International Journal of Mental Health Systems.)

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Policy and Rights

National Commission on Disabilities receives thousands of complaints through a National Disabilities Channel. (2022, Antara News)

Input to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2022, Human Rights Watch)

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