Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Active participation: Key to Inclusion - Testimonies from humanitarian workers with disabilities
    https://www.preventionweb.net/go/62771

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!

    OK

Active participation: Key to Inclusion - Testimonies from humanitarian workers with disabilities

Source(s):  CBM International (CBM)
International Disability Alliance (IDA)

Publications about humanitarian work and disability generally focus on how the exclusion of persons with disabilities from emergency aid increases casualty rates, psychosocial impact, and health issues. Not only are these negative effects directly impacting the individual people, but also they reduce the ability of their immediate families to cope and ultimately impede the recovery of society as a whole. Indeed, all of this is indisputable and the humanitarian community is becoming aware of it.

This document goes one step further, and in doing so it will challenge preconceptions and change attitudes. By reading the firsthand accounts, we hear how persons with disabilities, not through any particular talent or skill but from unique knowledge gained through life experience, are ideally placed to provide insights, ideas and leadership, to supply essential data, and to fill the gaps in humanitarian response that cause this exclusion.



Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Active participation: Key to Inclusion - Testimonies from humanitarian workers with disabilities
  • Publication date 2016
  • Number of pages 23 p.

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use