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Launch of Disability and Global Development Fact Sheet and Blog Series

The ‘(Re)Building Inclusive Societies: Critical Reflections in Disability and Global Development’ project is pleased to announce the launch of its new fact sheet and blog series. ‘(Re)Building Inclusive Societies’ is a joint initiative of the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice (AMI) at Mount Saint Vincent University and the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Institute (CYCCI) at Dalhousie University.

The project is a partnership of researchers, disabled peoples’ organizations and policy makers, and aims to create and share knowledge about the situations of people with disabilities in global development, particularly in post-conflict and post-disaster contexts. The project is funded by the International Development Research Centre, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Mount Saint Vincent University and Dalhousie University.

Fact Sheet: ‘Implicating Disability in Global Development’

This fact sheet is intended as a plain language teaching and learning tool for students and researchers in the fields of international development studies, disability studies, gender studies and political science, who are newly considering the implications of disability for theory and practice in the area of global development. The fact sheet introduces key concepts and illustrates some of the key areas where disability can intersect with global development agendas. An accessible version of this fact sheet can be downloaded from the project website:

Blog Series: Disability and Global Development

Hosted by the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) blog, the blog series discusses timely topics related to Canada’s international development obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Blog posts in the series include:

  1. Finding Canada’s Way Again on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Deborah Stienstra and Steve Estey (March 31, 2016 – online now!)
  2. Le Canada et les personnes handicapées en Haiti – Ilionor Louis and Stephen Baranyi (Week of April 11)
  3. Disability and Development in Africa: What Role for Canada? – David Black (Week of April 18)
  4. Intersectionality and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Julianne Acker-Verney, Pamela Johnson and Susan Manning (Week of April 25)
  5. A new era for disabled persons and international development? – Author to be confirmed (Week of May 2)

All blog posts can be accessed on the CIPS blog site upon publication: Check back frequently to read new posts!

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Archival Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016
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