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Nothing about us without us - What can the COVID-19 pandemic teach us about disability justice?

Thursday 25th November at 6pm (recording)

The event will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people, who have been deprioritised in pandemic planning around the world, facing discrimination in healthcare, exclusion from education and employment, and neglect, abuse, and violence both in care and in the community. This interactive webinar will explore how the lived experience of disabled people can inform activism and politics to make the world a fairer and more accessible place for all. The session will include an overview of the key issues faced by disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a panel discussion with four disabled activists from different countries and contexts. There will also be time for audience discussion and Q&A. The event will be held on Zoom with live captions and British Sign Language interpretation.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people in the Global South

Friday 30thApril 2021

11:00am-12:00pm (UK Time)

This webinar will present the findings from a literature review on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people in the Global South, particularly in Low-and-Middle-Income countries, which was conducted as part of the AHRC-funded GCRF Network+ “Disability Under Siege” project to support a disability-inclusive recovery from COVID-19.

Research Fellow Vera Kubenz will present the key findings and themes emerging from the literature. Mohua Paul, Vice Chairperson at the Access Bangladesh Foundation, will then speak about first-hand experiences by disabled people in Bangladesh.

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Development Award Policy and Dissemination Event
Wednesday 31st March 2021, 10:30-12:30 (UK Time)

15% of the world’s population – 1 billion people - experience some form of disability, with the prevalence even higher in lower- and middle-income countries exacerbated by poverty and conflict (LMIC) (World Bank, 2018). Focussing on Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, our programme has sought to identify a central challenge that over 85% of children with disabilities in the region do not go to school. However, there is relatively little literature focusing on the issue of disability in the field of Education in Conflict and Crisis research. Our work has focussed on developing networks and identifying key barriers to in inclusive education. This dissemination event will share recommendations for policy in the areas of language usage, disability rights in health, and cultural policy across the region. Please join to hear our speakers present on some of the current research, advocacy and cultural activities related to disability that are underway in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

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Project Launch

Over 100 participants from 15 different countries were able to join us on Wednesday 10th February for our online launch as we aimed to set out the aims for this exciting and hopefully transformational project. For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the launch can be accessed at the link below (Passcode: +=HqbBg2) and you can also download the PowerPoint presentation.