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MOBILITY MATTERS. Disabled people – the poorest of the poor. MOBILITY MEANS Education Access to healthcare Community involvement Employment opportunities Information and awareness “I CAN”, rather than “I CAN’T” Accessing your rights. SOCIETY. Social exclusion - Lack of access.

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Mobility matters

MOBILITY MATTERS


Mobility matters

Disabled people – the poorest of the poor

MOBILITY MEANS

  • Education

  • Access to healthcare

  • Community involvement

  • Employment opportunities

  • Information and awareness

  • “I CAN”, rather than “I CAN’T”

  • Accessing your rights


Mobility matters

SOCIETY

Social exclusion

- Lack of access

poverty

disability


Mobility matters

THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Dfid’s paper “Disability, Poverty and Development” (2000):

  • Rights and needs of people with disabilities must be taken into account

  • Poor people with disabilities are caught in a vicious cycle of poverty and disability

  • Poverty and disability: cause and consequence


Mobility matters

MAINSTREAMING DISABILITY

HAS HAD THE FOLLOWING RESULTS

  • Less funding for “service provision”

  • Mobility projects seen as unsustainable

  • Fewer, not more opportunities for disabled people

  • Greater exclusion


Mobility matters

MOBILITY MATTERS

  • As a prerequisite

  • As part of a rights-based approach

  • As a tool of empowerment

  • Project funding needs rethinking


Mobility matters

THE FUTURE?

Article 20 of the UN Convention promises

  • To facilitate mobility

  • At affordable cost

  • Access to mobility devices

  • Training in mobility skills

  • States parties shall take effective measures

    …………..SOON?


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