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12 Mar 2018 description

Bridging the Gap

Over the course of this three-year project, research teams in four countries (Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia) set out to better understand the relationship between disability and development in each country across four domains (education, health, labour markets and social protection). These countries were chosen as they demonstrate a range of socioeconomic stages of development. All have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

15 Jun 2017 description
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Girls with disabilities in developing countries are effectively unseen and unheard and are often not benefiting from international efforts to improve access to education in developing countries.

Globally, 263 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 are out of school, 61 million of which are of primary school age (6-11 years)*. More than half of the total figure live in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.

Of the 25 million children who will never start school, 15 million are girls*.

12 Mar 2016 description

Bridging the Gap

Over the course of this three-year project, research teams in four countries (Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia) set out to better understand the relationship between disability and development in each country across four domains (education, health, labour markets and social protection). These countries were chosen as they demonstrate a range of socioeconomic stages of development. All have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

03 Dec 2013 description
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Young Voices tell their stories at the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  • Major new report launched by young campaigners from around the world

“We cannot achieve the development goals if one billion disabled people are excluded,” Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Chief Executive, Clare Pelham, has told the UN.

01 Mar 2013 description

1 March 2013

A groundbreaking programme giving young disabled people the media skills to become citizen journalists has launched in Kenya.

For the first time young people with disabilities are being trained on how to use their mobile phones to write and publish news reports to a global audience live from the upcoming elections.

The programme is being run by Radar in partnership Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Young Voices, a global project which supports young disabled people to campaign on equal rights and better access.