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The Wounded Heros: Inclusive Tourism opportunities in Nepal

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A great example of partnerships to promote inclusive form of tourism with a great potential for the entire tourism industry of the country. The article was first published for The Himalayan Times' Perspectives supplement

Disaster, Disability and Difference: A Study of the Challenges Faced by Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in Post-Earthquake Nepal

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A very interesting study prepared by Social Science Baha has been published on the effects of the quakes on persons with disabilities. I am wondering how many persons know about it. Here you will find the official summary and the link to the pdf version

Promoting formal #workforce participation of people with disabilities

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This article highlights the current labour market trend of PWD in Nepal, in comparison to the obligations Nepal must fulfill as a state party of the CRPD. It also shares how individuals or groups can file complaints when violation (discrimination/ disability unfriendly environments) of the CRPD is observed in Nepal to the OHCHR via email. Scientific interventions are also recommended.

British Minister resigns over cuts to disability benefits

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Iain Duncan Smith, a prominent conservative politician, former conservative leader and till yesterday Work and Pensions Secretary decided to step down protest over his government’s planned cuts to disability benefits. Read its letter of resignation.

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INTERVIEW WITH SUDARSHAN SUBEDI, CHAIR, NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE DISABLED, NEPAL, NFDN by kusum Thokar

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Kusum Thokar, Program Manager at ENGAGE, in her interview with Mr. Subedi, focuses on the work done by NFDN in its work during the humanitarian assistance due to the quakes that hit Nepal. Advocacy and lobbying remain always crucial also in the emergency work

Business as Unusual: the case for a corporate sector engagement with disabilities

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Disability is on the side lines, it is neglected and not given the due importance. Yet corporate sector could take advantage and make the best of the skills and resources of persons living with disabilities. It takes time, call it a journey but it is worthy and most importantly it is doable

Employability for all: how the nation is missing on youths living with disabilities

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Youths living with disabilities have the same rights of their peers. Employability is a big issue in Nepal but no one fully realizes that by neglecting those youths living with disabilities, the entire country loses out. The article was originally published on the Kathmandu Post on March 1st under the title "Yet to be tapped".

Only woman and only disable seats policy in the public transportation and rules' enforcement. Let’s get rid of the “Ke Garne’’ attitude

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A recent enforcement of a long waited policy can show that rules and regulations can be applied and executed in Nepal. Enforcement can happen and can become a standard procedure. It is all about individual and personal commitments. What we need is just good will and a drastic change in mindset of the people

Everybody Can Serve: Celebrating the Power of Inclusive Volunteering | ENGAGE, VSO + ICS (Part II)

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'ENGAGE, in partnership with and with the support of VSO through the International Citizenship Service (ICS), organized "Everybody Can Serve" - a partnership and networking fostering event to promote a more inclusive society through volunteerism. The event comprised a market place, a partnership/collaboration corner and discussion/debate component.'

 

ENGAGE: www.engage.org.np

Once Again the Adhikari brothers!!! Irresistible and unstoppable examples of volunteering inspired society.

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The power of individuals that despite living with disabilities are incessantly proving that social activism starts from the heart. Persons like Basu Dev Adhikari and many others have a big one. There is no room for self pity, why should they have? They just have great empathy towards the society. Call it incontrollable generosity.