Disabilities

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I See That It Is Possible

Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming in Humanitarian Settings

An examination of the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from accessing gender-based violence programs, and practices to increase their access.
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Stories of Change

Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming

A collection of first-person accounts from persons with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers.
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Including Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Programs

Principles and Guidelines

Adolescent girls with disabilities and girls who live in households with persons with disabilities are often overlooked in humanitarian programming. The following principles show how to foster their participation and to strengthen protective assets. This mitigates their risk of violence, abuse and exploitation.

Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence Programming | English Accessible

Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming in Humanitarian Settings

English Accessible Version | Full page here | An examination of the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from accessing gender-based violence programs, and practices to increase their access.
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Sharing and Learning on the Inclusion of Aging and Disability in the Syrian Crisis

An estimated 22 percent of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon have impairments. Older persons constitute five percent of the Syrian community in host countries. In May 2014, UNHCR, Handicap International, HelpAge International and the Women’s Refugee Commission convened and facilitated a one-day meeting in Amman, Jordan to: Share examples of disability and aging inclusion from different countries involved in the Syrian crisis response; Discuss ongoing barriers and challenges; and Explore strategies to optimize capacity development, sharing and learning across the sector as the crisis continues to evolve. This document summarizes the findings from this meeting with stakeholders, as well as the recommendations for future capacity development.
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Disabilities Discussion Tool for Field Workers

This discussion tool is designed to help raise awareness among community workers, volunteers and displaced people about increasing access and inclusion for persons with disabilities in refugee and displacement contexts. It can be used by staff of organizations working with refugees and displaced persons, as well as community leaders and disability associations conducting sensitization with the wider refugee community. The tool illustrates common barriers experienced by persons with disabilities in displacement contexts, as well as positive practices or approaches to promote inclusion.
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Disability Inclusion

Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

This report documents positive practices, ongoing challenges and recommendations for promoting disability inclusion in humanitarian programming in eight countries.
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Disability Inclusion in the Syrian Refugee Response in Lebanon

This report presents the key findings and recommendations from a four-week field assessment conducted in Spring 2013. Key findings are shared about the situation of Syrian refugees with disabilities, and recommendations are provided to UNHCR and partners.
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Gender-Based Violence and Disability in Displacement Settings (Presentation)

This presentation describes findings from the Women's Refugee Commission's work with persons with disabilities relating to gender-based violence. It is based on a 2011 – 2014 partnership between the Women's Refugee Commission and UNHCR, concerning the implementation of guidance on working with persons with disabilities in forced displacement. 

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