Disability in Pakistan

Curated news and resources on inclusion and rights

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This page has curated news from Pakistan. There are a total of 20 links.


Assistive Technology

‘Without a wheelchair my life would be useless’: Zahida Quereshi, whose organization provides thousands of custom wheelchairs. (2022, the Guardian)

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Culture, Entertainment and Media

Profile of Alishba, an activist and artist. (2022, World Down Syndrome Day)

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Data and Research

Exploring demographic and health survey data (2023, Disability Data Initiative)

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Crisis Response

“We can only move forward together”: Ensuring inclusive post-disaster recovery. (2023, World Bank)

The hidden victims of Pakistan’s floods: the elderly. (2022, Aljazeera)

In response to the floods: Rapid Needs Assessment of Older People. “87% of older people in flood-affected areas of Pakistan have a health condition, but only 51% have access to health care, while government and UN assessment reports are largely ignoring their needs and rights.” (2022, HelpAge)

Women, disabled, and poor more vulnerable during natural disasters. (2022, South Asia News)

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Economics and Social Protection

Financial Inclusion

Bank Alfalah makes a partnership with the Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities Pakistan (NOWPDP) to promote financial inclusion. (2023, Pakistan Observer)

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Employment, Business and Work

The Human Rights Ministry wants disability quota filled “The ministry for human rights on Saturday wrote official letters to 29 government departments to implement two percent disability employment quota.” (2022, Dawn)

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Gender Equality and Women with Disabilities

The stigma against women with disabilities: Women with disabilities suffer from discrimination and are less likely to get married. Why? (2022, T-Magazine)

Tanzila Khan: disability rights campaigner tells young women ‘the world is yours’ (2022, the Guardian)

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Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

Afghan refugee removes obstacles barring kids with disabilities from school The Afgahn Refugee Disabled Union provides wheelchairs to help kids get to school. (2022, UNHCHR)

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Policy and Rights

Ability in disability: “Are we doing our bit to empower people with special needs in Pakistan?” (2023, Geo.tv)

Persons with disabilities demand true inclusion. Covering the last decade of actions on disability rights. (2023, Fair Planet)

Pakistani people with disabilities “It has taken a long time for Pakistan to pass legislation to contend with some of the challenges faced by PWDs” (2022, Tribune)

Socio-Economic inclusion of PWDs Towards an Inclusive, Accessible & Sustainable Pakistan (2021, Pakistan Today)

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Politics and Elections

Sindh's 'Voters With Disabilities' Hope For Better Facilities During February 8 Elections (Feb, Friday Times)

Parliament House fully has been made disability friendly (2021, Pak NGOs)

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