20110930 Poverty and Disability – (Book 2 in the Disability and Development Series)
30 Sept 2011
Poverty and Disability – (Book 2 in the Disability and Development Series)
The purpose of this book is to promote change: to help move policy and practice towards real inclusion and participation of disabled people.
This is the second book in the Disability and Inclusive Development series. In the introduction to our first book, Disability and Inclusive Development (Barron and Amerena, 2007), the editors expressed frustration with the pace of change, and the persisting absence of the meaningful participation of disabled people in development programmes.
Since that publication we have seen the introduction and ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD). This is an extraordinary treaty, which was motivated by, and to a great extent built through, the efforts and participation of people with disabilities. Full implementation will require a genuine paradigm shift of attitudes, policy and practice, and it is therefore accepted that the UNCRPD is not only ambitious but also to some extent aspirational.