Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries


The ICBL-CMC's Monitor initiative launches a new report, Equal Basis 2014: Access and Rights in 33 Countries, on 3 December 2014.

This overview provides up-to-date information on efforts to fulfill responsibilities in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities—including the survivors of landmines, cluster munitions, and other explosive remnants of war—as well as in providing assistance for activities that address the needs of survivors and other persons with disabilities with similar needs.

All of the 33 countries reviewed in this report have obligations and commitments to enforce those rights. The annual findings in this report can contribute to the work of a range of actors in the fields of disability issues, humanitarian relief, development, and human rights, and can also contribute to strengthening linkages among the actors in these fields.

By providing an overview of annual progress and challenges in the access to and the availability of healthcare, rehabilitation, and work and employment in these countries, this report shows that, in the face of vast challenges and numerous setbacks, there have been measurable improvements in services and activities that are available to both survivors and other persons with disabilities who have similar needs. Such improvements, even in the space of a year, allow for analysis of good practices.

Particularly relevant are activities in development and post-conflict settings that increased the accessibility of environments and made progress in ensuring the inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities, including survivors, in their societies on an equal basis with others. The report is available online (on the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor website) at: