Rwanda

This page features the news on disability from Rwanda in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.

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Assistive Technology

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UNICEF supplies hundreds of children with life-changing hearing aids “UNICEF was able to significantly reduce the prices for these quality devices, providing them to the Government of Rwanda for $118. At this point in time, the same hearing aid can cost as much as $2,000 if buying it commercially within Rwanda.” (Jun, UNICEF)

Data and Research

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Rwanda to conduct first digital census for people with disability. A pilot digital census, using the Washington Group questions, and a precursor to a Disability Management Information System. (Aug, The New Times)

Education and Childhood

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Visually impaired teachers want teaching assistants (Oct, The New Times)

Employment, Business and Work

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A video feature on Seeing Hands Rwanda which provides training and transition from training to employment. (Dec, Disability Justice Project)

Health

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Policy and Rights

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Situation Analysis of the rights of persons with disabilities. (Nov, UNPRPD)

Relationships, Sex and Reproductive Rights

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Dative's Story "I am a role model for Persons with Disabilities" (Jan, short video on Youtube, UNFPA)

Violence and Harassment

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