International Workshops

International Workshop

 

GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR INCLUSION OF DISABILITY IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT

 

The United Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Art 11) signed by 100 countries as of now calls, for State parties to take necessary measures to ensure protection and safety of persons with disabilities in situations of risk, armed conflicts, humanitarian emergencies including the occurrence of natural disasters. This conference will initiate a global discussion/dialogue among governments, disabled people’s organizations, human rights bodies, and those working on disasters and related issues.


Despite, the large number of persons with disabilities being affected and the emergence of large numbers of newly disabled during and after disasters, there is no attention paid to their needs. This is significant when we are aware that, their vulnerability increases on the basis of age, race, caste and gender.  



Aims and Objectives


The main objective of the Conference is to identify the actions needed across all stakeholder groups to ensure the inclusion of disabled people in disaster preparedness, response, management and governance.  The Conference aims to explore required actions relevant to legislation, policies, programmes, service delivery and practices that would ensure the safety, health, well-being, and human rights of disabled peoples within the context of disasters.

Themes:

  1. Inclusion of People with Disabilities in disaster preparedness, response, management and governance: Actions needed to make real inclusion a reality.

  2. Review of Existing Laws and Policies (Rules, Relief Codes, Budgetary allocations) etc.: Amendments needed to ensure the safety, health, well-being, and human rights of disabled peoples within the context of disasters.

  3. Understanding the Role of Local Self Government in Community-based Disaster Risk Management: Actions needed to ensure the safety, health, well-being, and human rights of disabled peoples within the context of disasters.

  4. Understanding the intersections of Disability, Gender, Caste, Ethnic Minority Status and Poverty: Actions needed to ensure social equity among all disabled peoples.

  5. Understanding the needs of Children and the Elderly: Actions needed to ensure their safety, health, well-being, and human rights within the context of disasters.

  6. Reducing risk of Disability & Poverty in the context of disasters: Actions needed across stakeholder groups

  7. Understanding the Roles of  DPOs, CBOs, NGOs, and the Corporate and Public Sector in Reducing the Risk of Disaster: Actions needed to bring about coherence in response.

  8. Challenges in Ensuring Equity in Funding for Disabled People in the context of disasters: Actions needed by the Public and Private Sectors to ensure coherency, adequacy and equity in funding. 

  9. Understanding the role of the Media in ensuring the safety, health, well-being, and human rights of disabled peoples: Actions needed to forge dynamic partnerships among the media, disabled peoples, and other stakeholders in the context of disasters.

  10. Technology and Disaster Management, What works, what doesn't: Actions needed to ensure the safety, health, well-being, and human rights of disabled peoples.

  11. Health Management before, during and after disaster: Actions needed to ensure the safety, health, well-being, and human rights of disabled peoples in the context of disaster and resulting psycho-social trauma.

  12. Identifying Needed Research related to Disability and Disaster Response: Development of a Research Agenda and Action Plan.

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