Browsing All posts tagged under »Persons with Disabilities«

Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors

May 28, 2013

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Victim Assistance – Monitor Briefing Paper:  Physical Accessibility for Landmine Survivors This paper looks at good practices within States Parties in promoting physical accessibility, while also noting where work remains to be done to realize the full potential of initial efforts. In the past year, Monitor reporting has identified more good examples to draw from […]

Victim Assistance & the CCM—April Update

April 22, 2013

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The third Intersessional Meeting to the CCM was held  in Geneva on 15, & 16-18 April 2013. According to recent reporting: of at least 30 states that have responsibility for cluster munition victims, 11 are States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Chad,  Guinea-Bissau, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Montenegro, […]

Universal Periodic Review: new online submissions

March 6, 2013

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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a human rights mechanism that could be used to push for the rights of victims, survivors and persons with disabilities more generally. The UPR is a process through which the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the extent to which all UN member states are complying with […]

International Guidelines on Rehabilitation—WHO

December 18, 2012

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World Health Organization (WHO) begins work on first-ever International Guidelines on Rehabilitation The Guidelines on health-related rehabilitation will provide evidence-informed recommendations and guidance to governments and other relevant actors on how to develop, expand and improve the quality of rehabilitation services, particularly in less resourced settings, in line with the recommendations from the World report […]

Mine Ban Treaty – 12 MSP

December 12, 2012

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The Twelfth Meeting of States Parties (12MSP) to the Mine Ban Treaty featured landmine survivors prominently, beginning with a statement in the opening session by ICBL Ambassador, Tun Channareth of Cambodia. Interventions by survivors from the ICBL delegation highlighted the humanitarian effects of antipersonnel landmines and underscored the reality that in mine-affected areas, survivors still […]

ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Programme: Annual Report 2011

June 19, 2012

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In 2011 the ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Programme (PRP) assisted more than 222,000 people through various services at assisted centers in 27 countries. An average of 10% more people received services in ICRC-assisted centers in 2011 than in the previous year. Services included the production of 19,740 prostheses. Overall, 22% of all assisted amputees were mine […]

ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled: Annual Report 2011

May 11, 2012

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ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled (SFD): Annual Report 2011 The SFD provides financial, material, technical or training support to rehabilitation centres. In 2011, the SFD assisted 59 centres in 27 countries with material and financial support and conducted missions for technical support, monitoring and contacts with authorities. It contributed to the physical rehabilitation of […]

Surviving Gun Violence Project

March 13, 2012

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The Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) announced that their first webinar will take place on Thursday 15th March 2012 at 10am (UK time) and will be led by Cate Buchanan of the Surviving Gun Violence Project.” “Synopsis:Over the last twenty years a significant body of work has sought to better understand the nature and […]

Survivor Participation in Practice

January 21, 2012

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Survivor Participation in Practice – ICBL Survivor participation is a guiding principle for the ICBL and states have recognized the need for full participation expressed by survivors and others. The Cartagena Action Plan includes commitments to increase survivor participation in all areas of mine action nationally, including mine clearance and victim assistance. This event offered […]

VA and International Events Coming Soon in 2012

January 21, 2012

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Some international events relevant to victim assistance coming in the first part of 2012:  22-24 January 2012, The 5th International Shafallah Forum, in Doha The Forum will highlight aspects of humanitarian crises from preparedness to response to recovery and rebuilding for persons with disabilities. For more information about the meeting, click here.  For more information […]

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