Reports on Disability

Research & Resources

Reports on Disabilities

Disabilities

Resources for addressing the needs and maximizing the potential of refugees and displaced persons who have disabilities. This includes the first major report on the subject, as well as field tools and practical guidance for field staff.

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Piloting the IASC Disability Guidelines – GBV

Project Brief

WRC, as a member of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Task Team responsible for developing Global Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (IASC Disability Guidelines), has assumed a technical lead role in gender mainstreaming across the Guidelines and in consultation with humanitarian stakeholders, drafting and piloting sector-specific guidance for GBV prevention and response programs.
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Disability Inclusion in Psychosocial Support Programs in Lebanon: Guidance for Psychosocial Support Facilitators

Disability Inclusion in Psychosocial Support Programs in Lebanon: Guidance for Psychosocial Support Facilitators is designed to support PSS facilitators to strengthen inclusion of children and adolescents with disabilities in a range of PSS activities, including community-based and focused activities. It includes guidance, key actions and tools to improve outreach and identification of children with disabilities for PSS activities; to adapt existing PSS activities; and to support children and adolescents with disabilities who are at medium to high risk of child protection concerns.

Guidance Note

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Outreach, Safe Identification and Referral of Women, Children, and Youth with Disabilities

Guidance on Disability Inclusion for GBV Partners in Lebanon

Guidance on Disability Inclusion for GBV Partners in Lebanon: Outreach, Safe Identification and Referral of Women, Children, and Youth with Disabilities is designed to support frontline workers, community volunteers, and mobilizers and their supervisors who are working in GBV prevention and response to foster inclusion of persons with disabilities in their community activities. It includes guidance, key actions and tools to improve accessibility of existing community processes and activities relating to GBV.
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Beirut I: Strengthening Peer Networks for Refugees with Disabilities

Interventions for Strengthening GBV Prevention and Response for Urban Refugees

Previous research has demonstrated that refugees with intellectual disabilities living in urban areas face added risks of violence, including GBV, due to the breakdown in protective peer networks, and exclusion activities which might confer access to age- and gender-appropriate information and education. Throughout 2015 and 2016, the WRC partnered with a local organization called the Lebanese Association for Self-Advocacy (LASA) to strengthen protective peer networks for refugees with disabilities living in Beirut. Sessions supported refugees with disabilities living in Beirut to reflect on safety issues, including how these might be different for women, men, girls and boys with disabilities, as well as how these might relate to nationality/country of origin. These sessions also helped to strengthen their protective peer networks in the community. For more information, please see the video entitled Meaningful Programs for Engaging Refugees with Disabilities in Lebanon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYGNk1RuZ-o
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Vulnerability- and resilience-based approaches in response to the Syrian crisis

Implications for women, children, and youth with disabilities

Recognizing the increased attention to resilience in the Syria response, the WRC undertook a project to examine how vulnerability and resilience-based approaches are supporting the protection and empowerment of Syrian refugee women, children, and youth with disabilities.

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