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The biggest obstacle facing people with disabilities in the workplace is prejudice. Many employers are convinced that people with disabilities lack proper skills and are unable to positively contribute to the company.
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We are looking forward to an amazing 2017 ahead raising loads of awareness for #DisabilitySectors &sharing CBR experiences across Africa.
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Need access to appropriate info on disability & development for PWDs? Check out: www.afri-can.org | CBR Africa Network- CAN #InclusiveEducation

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Inclusive Community Development has to include the views and aspirations of the local people. It must be something we do with people – not something we do to them!
Read more at https://www.disability-africa.org/blog/2016/11/25/8gzf83sgq2ennz84s6f0tcecg6fxx0#UjHWXZisReUKPwqd.99

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The Centre for Human Rights, in partnership with Open Society Foundations and the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, held a high-level meeting on advancing the rights of persons with albinism in Africa.

The meeting was convened by the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero. The objective of the meeting was to consult with leaders of influence in the region and receive their input on a draft Action Plan on the rights of persons with albinism.
Participants agreed that, despite best efforts made thus far in Africa, violence and discrimination against persons with albinism as well as trafficking and cross-border sale of their body parts continues to be a worrying trend on the continent.
http://www.chr.up.ac.za/index.php/centre-news-a-events-2016/1722-participants-at-high-level-meeting-call-for-urgent-action-to-protect-the-rights-of-persons-living-with-albinism-in-africa-.html

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Including people with disabilities in everyday activities and encouraging them to have roles similar to their peers who do not have a disability is disability inclusion. This involves more than simply encouraging people; it requires making sure that adequate policies and practices are in effect in a community or organization.
Inclusion should lead to increased participation in socially expected life roles and activities—such as being a student, worker, friend, community member, patient, spouse, partner, or parent. Read more on disability inclusion in the CAN book publication “Linking CBR, Disability and Rehabilitation” on the CAN website; afri-can.org

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International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is launching a consultation to arrive at a common understanding among all stake holders on inclusive development. The deadline is for colleagues and partners to participate in the consultation is Thursday 15 December 2016. Please be concise when responding to the questions and limit your responses to a maximum of 500 words. Follow this link and be a part of the consultation on inclusive development... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IDDCconsultation

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