“The Disability Under Siege project, aims to provide the intellectual, financial and logistical resources required to deliver a transformational step change in education provision for children with disabilities in conflict-affected states.”
Professor Dina Kiwan, Principal Investigator
Disability Under Siege is a co-created programme bringing together a community of researchers, educational practitioners, advocacy organisations and disability led groups in the UK and Middle East. It will contribute to research efforts by providing intellectual and logistical resources that local practitioners need to transform education provision for children with disabilities in conflict-affected countries.
Our research partners include Birzeit University (Palestine), Birmingham City University (UK), Islamic University of Gaza (Palestine), and the Lebanese American University (Lebanon), which bring complementary expertise in the fields of education under occupation, inclusion, public health and social action, visual culture and participative arts, disability and social justice.
News and Blogs
Mapping Inclusivity of Needs Assessment & Reconstruction Initiatives During Beirut Blast Recovery Response
Life Cycle and the Story of Inclusive Design
Life Cycle and the Story of Inclusive Design is a short film by Dr Itab Shuayb, Centre for Lebanese Studies.
Watch Nour’s story about the obstacles she faces growing up in Lebanon and how “inclusive design” can help to overcome them.