Stories of People with Disabilities in Developing Countries from Around the World

Posted on 15 September 2008. Filed under: Academic Papers and Research, Announcements, Cross-Disability, Democratic Participation, Education, Human Rights, Inclusion, Latin America & Caribbean, Mobility Impariments, South Asian Region, Sub-Saharan Africa Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Too often, the voices of people with disabilities are simply not heard–within their country, within their community, or sometimes even within families. The voices of disabled people in developing countries are even more suppressed.

One special issue of the New Internationalist, released in 2005, brings us the voices of people with disabilities from India … Zimbabwe … Sri Lanka … Colombia … Bangladesh … and elsewhere.

The stories and interviews published in their magazine, available for free on-line, share the experiences of people with disabilities in developing countries in their struggle for sexual expression … the harrowing experience of rape … the push to achieve recognition for their human rights … the battle against severe poverty and starvation … success at becoming a blind teacher … getting involved with politics … and overcoming discrimination in the work force.

Browse the stories at the New Internationalist website at:

http://www.newint.org/issue384/index.htm

Each story can be read on-line in html format; they do not need to be downloaded.



I learned of this magazine issue when several of its stories were recently circulated via email on the Disability Information Dissemination Network, which is managed by the Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID), Bangladesh, and currently sponsored by Handicap International. People may subscribe directly to the CSID mailing list by sending an email to csid@bdmail.net, csid@bdonline.com, or info@csididnet.org, with the word “join” in the subject line.

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Don’t listen to this paragraph people!!! people with disabilities don’t care if their treated like regular people!!! they don’t want to be treated ‘different’!!! i would know… email me at piglover627@gmail.com if you agree or disagree :)

hi my name is david owens icome from the warrington in cheshire now one in warrington their are no services to meet my needs indeed now too as warrington council wont commision any services out side off rthe aerea indeed now too the white paper 21st century said that we have got tokeep services locally indeed now too warringtin councilis one ioff the worest councils going in the country indeed now too one my mother gets no respite indeed now too ihave complaimed to my local mp warrington south david mowett whi has done nothinh ibdeed now too and acomplaint to my local counclor pat wright who has done nothing at all yours david owens ialso complained to the omibusman indeed now tioo he stuck up the counculs side indeed now too yours david owens


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