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                         ADDC BULLETIN: May 18th 2011

Welcome to the ADDC Bulletin Update. Generic disability and domestic information will be
included in our Bulletins when possible as part of our commitment to disability advocacy and
strengthening partnerships: however our focus remains on disability & development issues.
ADDC does not necessarily endorse all opinions that are within the contents of our information
and we make every attempt to validate information prior to distribution. If you notice any
anomalies or have information on updated versions of our information, please forward to ADDC
Secretariat.
This bulletin provides updates on the following:


Updates:

Australian Government: AusAID Media Release: 4 May 2011

UN CHIEF WELCOMES 100TH RATIFICATION OF UN DISABILITY CONVENTION AS
‘MILESTONE’

UN AGENCIES HAIL TRIAL RESULTS SHOWING ANTI-HIV DRUGS PREVENT SEXUAL
TRANSMISSION

Volunteers: Translating Japanese into English



Conferences & Events
The 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress

Summer School on Disability & Development

International Course on Disability & Development
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Timor Leste (East Timor) focusing on the needs of people with disabilities in water,
sanitation and hygiene.

Disability Inclusion within International Development Programs

Nossal Institute for Global Health Short Courses in 2011

Seminar: Building Communities of Trust between the Global South and the Global North
Disability and Development Stakeholders



Employment & Funding Opportunities

Policy Officer CBM Australia

Disability Technical Coordinator: Philippines

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

The International Disability Alliance (IDA)-Program Officer

African Union of the Blind (AFUB) is advertising a job opening as attached - Job
Opening: Program officer - disability rights and advocacy.



Resources

New article out – Disability, Displacement and Public Health: A Vision for Haiti

Book: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -
Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Education in Asia and the Pacific

Guide to using the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to promote
the rights of children.

Sexual vulnerability and HIV seroprevalence among the deaf and hearing impaired in
Cameroon
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"What's disability to me?" - 3rd film promoting the World report on disability

International Indigenous Network of People with Disabilities



Updates:


Australian Government: AusAID Media Release: 4 May 2011


Richard Marles, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs: Championing the Rights of
People living with disability.

Promoting and protecting the rights of people with disabilities was the subject of discussions this
week during a visit to Papua New Guinea by Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs,
Richard Marles.

Mr Marles met with Minister for Community Development, Dame Carol Kidu on Tuesday, 3 May,
to talk about the work being done by PNG towards the ratification and implementation of the
Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

'I'm very encouraged about the progress being made on this issue here in PNG,' Mr Marles said.
'The Australian Government is providing technical assistance but it is also important to raise
awareness and help break down the barriers for people living with a disability.

'The ultimate aim of this process is to enable people with disabilities to participate more fully in
their communities.'

In March, the Australian Government announced details of a four year assistance program to
support the formation of a high-level working group and provide legal and technical support to
the PNG Government to ratify and implement the Convention.

The two-day visit by Mr Marles is his third to PNG in six months and underlines the strength and
importance of Australia's relationship with PNG.

'Ours is a maturing relationship, growing from a rich cultural and people-to-people relationship
into an evolving economic relationship,' he said.

Ministerial level discussions also included the PNG LNG project, and the assistance Australia is
providing for the creation of a Sovereign Wealth Fund that will see the economic benefits of the
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project shared across the country. Australian companies currently have $1.2 billion worth of
contracts with the project.

Mr Marles also discussed plans for the forthcoming PNG Symposium being held in Melbourne
on May 27.

Media inquiries
Parliamentary Secretary's Office: (02) 6277 4330 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Media Liaison: (02) 6261
1555 AusAID Media: 0417 680 590



UN CHIEF WELCOMES 100TH RATIFICATION OF UN DISABILITY CONVENTION AS
‘MILESTONE’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed Colombia‟s signing of the United Nations
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as an “important milestone,” emphasizing
the treaty‟s role in providing inclusion and development for persons with disabilities worldwide.

On 10 May, the South American nation became the 100th country to ratify the Convention which
supports greater access for the disabled to participate in their communities. It is widely regarded
as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first century.

“This is an important milestone for Colombia and for the global community,” Mr. Ban said,
commenting on the signing. “The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a
powerful tool for inclusion and development. Let us use it to make concrete improvements in the
lives of persons with disabilities,” he added.

About 10 per cent of the global population, or 650 million people, live with a disability, with many
excluded from fully participating in the economic, social, and political lives of their communities.

An estimated 386 million people of working age suffer from some form of disability, with
unemployment rates in this category soaring as high as 80 per cent in some countries.

Mr. Ban‟s remarks were echoed by Sha Zukang, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General of
the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), who said he was greatly encouraged by
the ratification. DESA is the UN department which serves as Secretariat for the Convention.

“This is a great achievement by the international community in working towards a just and
equitable society, based on equality and equal opportunity for all, including persons with
disabilities,” Mr. Sha said.

The Convention was adopted by the General Assembly in 2006 in an effort to ensure that
persons with disabilities enjoy the same human rights as everyone else. Eighty-two countries
immediately ratified it – the highest number for a UN treaty in history.
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Source: UN DAILY NEWS DIGEST - 11 May



UN AGENCIES HAIL TRIAL RESULTS SHOWING ANTI-HIV DRUGS PREVENT SEXUAL
TRANSMISSION

United Nations agencies fighting HIV/AIDS today lauded the results of an international study
that shows that if an HIV-positive person immediately follows an appropriate treatment of anti-
retroviral drugs, the risk of transmitting the virus to an uninfected sexual partner is nearly
entirely eliminated.

The trial, conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network, tracked more than 1,700 couples
across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States and found that the risk of infection fell
by 96 per cent.

The reduction in risk was so large that the trial was stopped some three to four years ahead of
schedule.

“This breakthrough is a serious game changer,” said Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of the
Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), who added that “now we need to make sure that
couples have the option to choose treatment for prevention and have access to it.”

Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), described the
results of the study as “a crucial development, because we know that sexual transmission
accounts for about 80 per cent of all new infections.”

UNAIDS said it will convene a meeting with other key organizations tackling the scourge of
AIDS to discuss the trial and its implications for the response to the disease. In July, WHO is
also releasing new guidance to assist HIV-positive people to protect their partners.

The two agencies stressed the need for couples to make evidence-based decisions on which
combination of HIV prevention options is best for them, and that anti-retroviral therapy serve as
one of the options made available.

“No single method is fully protective against HIV,” the agencies said in a joint press statement.
“Treatment for prevention [anti-retroviral therapy] needs to be used in combination with other
HIV prevention options. These include correct and consistent use of male and female condoms,
waiting longer before having sex for the first time, having fewer partners, male circumcision, and
avoiding penetrative sex.”

Source: UN DAILY NEWS DIGEST - 11 May
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Volunteers: Translating Japanese into English

A need has been expressed for more volunteer assistance to help with translating information
about PWD affected by the recent Japan disasters from Japanese into English or into other
languages. Visit http://www.asiadisability.com/~yuki/ for more information, or inquire with
yuki@asiadisability.com.

The Relief Headquarters on Persons with Disabilities and the Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake
continues to need funds to support its ongoing efforts to provide assistance and services to
people with disabilities affected by the recent earthquake. Information about the Relief
Headquarters and how to assist is at http://dpi.cocolog-nifty.com/en/. Information can be
downloaded from this site for wider dissemination in English, Korean, Portuguese, Russian,
Spanish, Thai, Arabic, French, Turkish, and Chinese.

Thank you.

Andrea Shettle, MSW, MA
Program Manager, Global Disability Rights Library
United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD)
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 105
Washington, DC 20005
ashettle@usicd.org
http://www.usicd.org

Source GPDD




Conferences & Events

The 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress




Dear Friends and Colleagues

The Philippines and the organizing committee for the 2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress again
welcomes you to join us in Manila from 29th November to Dec 1st, 2011 and to thank the many
people who have already registered.
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For registration and payments please visit the congress website at: www.cbrcongress.com

The website features:

       General information about the congress
       An easy-to-follow and accessible website
       On-line registration
       Simpler payment schemes using credit card (no need now to first register with PayPal
       Congress Programme
       Call for papers: guidelines and abstract form for potential presenters
       Travel and accommodation guide (which will be regularly updated as we gather more
        information) - more information on a range of accommodation already added
       Useful links
       Updates and announcements will be regularly posted on the website.

For those who are into Facebook, the 2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress has a community page
at:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Asia-Pacific-CBR-Congress/193463977358088

You can click on the LIKE button at the bottom of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Congress website to help
disseminate the news to other Facebook users! You can also give feedback and help us make
an even better and more accessible site.

In the meantime, please may we also remind you of one other important date?
1. Deadline for abstracts from potential presenters is May 31st, 2011

Programme Sub-Committee,
National Organizing Committee,
2nd Asia-Pacific CBR Congress


    2nd CBR AP           Call for Abstract and
                         Abstract Format, 2011.doc
Congress PROGRAMME, with banner, March 30,2nd AP CBR Congress, 2011.docx



From: Ingeborg Wu ingeborg.wu@falw.vu.nl
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Summer School on Disability & Development

Registration is open for the Summer School on Disability & Development, organised by the
Athena Institute of the VU University Amsterdam and the University of Indonesia in Depok, West
Java, from 4-22 July, 2011. For further information, please download the information document
by clicking of the following link:
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/DISABILITY/Resources/280658-
1298502475589/Information_DD_Summer_School_Jakarta_070411.pdf




International Course on Disability & Development



Registration is open for the International Course on Disability & Development at the VU
University Amsterdam, to be held from November 28 until December 23, 2011. For further
information, please download the information document by clicking on the following link:
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/DISABILITY/Resources/280658-
1298502475589/Information_DD_Module_I_2011_110311-1.pdf
Source GPDD




Timor Leste (East Timor) focusing on the needs of people with disabilities in water,
sanitation and hygiene.

Dear Friends,

One of my passions is international development for people with disabilities.

 I recently came back from a project in Timor Leste (East Timor) focusing on the needs of
people with disabilities in water, sanitation and hygiene. Along with the disability ACT we will be
holding a seminar: (re)thinking (dis)ability, an East Timor perspective, which I invite you all to
come.

The invitation with accessible format is attached and you can find more information at
www.greatvenue.info/rethinkingdisability.

Please send this invitation to anyone and your networks that you think will be interested.
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Looking forwards to you coming,
Huy Nguyen


Disability Inclusion within International Development Programs


Two Day Course in Melbourne: Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 June 2011 9 am – 5 pm

Who is it for?

This two day course is designed for people involved in international development and is
targeted at program coordinators, managers and consultants. It is appropriate for people
working across a range of international development agencies and sectors.

Course Description

There is growing awareness and impetus for international development assistance to be more
inclusive of people with disabilities. This course introduces the concept of „disability inclusive
development‟ and promotes a range of guiding principles and practices that facilitate the
inclusion of people with disabilities. It identifies opportunities for greater inclusion of people with
disabilities at key phases of the program cycle – planning, implementation and monitoring and
evaluation – and in key sectors. The course provides very practical „how to‟ strategies for
disability inclusion in both programs and international development organisations themselves.
The course uses participatory methodologies, case studies and has a strong practice focus
throughout.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this two day course, participants should be able to:

     Demonstrate understanding of the common experiences of people with disabilities in
      developing countries
   Outline the impact of exclusion from development assistance programmes, particularly
      for people with disabilities, and explain the importance of ensuring inclusive practices
      when addressing poverty and inequality
   Apply disability inclusive concepts and practices to development programs throughout
      planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation phases
   Demonstrate awareness of tools and strategies to undertake disability inclusive
      development in practice and within development organisations.
Course Fee

$700 + $70 GST = $770 Full fee

$600 + $60 GST = $660 Staff of ACFID member organisations; full-time students
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(fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea each day)

Venue

Nossal Institute for Global Health                              9 am – 5 pm

4th Floor, Alan Gilbert Building                                Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 June 2011

161 Barry Street (cnr Grattan Street) Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria



 Disability Inclusion          Disability Inclusion    Disability Inclusion      Disability Inclusion
                               Course Flyer.pdf
Course Flyer & Registration.docx                      Course Payment Form.pdf   Course Registration.pdf


Nossal Institute for Global Health Short Courses in 2011


                   Environmental Challenges and Global Health, 30 May – 3 June

                   Sex Work, Drugs, Sex between Men and HIV, 18 – 22 July

                   Disability in Developing Countries, 19 – 23 September

                   Practice of Public Health Leadership, 26 – 30 September

                   International Child Health, 2 – 9 November

                  Primary Health Care in Jamkhed, India
                   Two 3-week residential courses:

                       20 Nov – 10 Dec 2011

                       22 Jan – 11 Feb 2012

 “ An opportunity to study developing world health at a world-renowned centre in rural India, expose
yourself to the real issues of global health and learn how communities can be empowered to change. This
is collaboration between the Nossal Institute for Global Health and the Jamkhed Comprehensive Rural
Health Project (CRHP) in India.


The courses are designed for medical, allied health, social work, nursing, development studies
students and anyone who is keen to learn about health in resource poor settings. ”

All the above can be taken either as a short course or for academic credit with assessment.

For more information, please contact:

ni-edinfo@unimelb.edu.au or Visit website: www.ni.unimelb.edu.au
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The Disability in Developing Countries Special Interest Group is maintained by the Nossal Institute for
Global Health, The University of Melbourne (incorporating the activities and resources of the Australian
International Health Institute).

Contact person: Joni Law
Nossal Institute for Global Health
The University of Melbourne

Alan Gilbert Building, Level 4, 161 Barry Street, Carlton VIC 3010
Tel: +61 3 8344 0914 Fax: +61 3 9347 6873
Email: jycl@unimelb.edu.au
Website: www.ni.unimelb.edu.au



Seminar: Building Communities of Trust between the Global South and the
Global North Disability and Development Stakeholders
Seminar:5th July 2011, 17.00-20.00

Wilkins Old Refectory, University College London, Gower Street, London, United
Kingdom, WC1E 6BT

Speaker: Dr Tsitsi Chataika (Stellenbosch University)

Dr Tsitsi Chataika is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Rehabilitation
Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She has published in the area of
disability and development, inclusive education and community based rehabilitation. Her
research interests include disability as it relates to development, PRSPs,
mainstreaming/inclusion, and postcolonial theory.

From: Ellie Cole ellie.cole@ucl.ac.uk

Registration is open here: http://gdrg0507.eventbrite.com/
Source GPDD (add to ADDC calendar)


Employment & Funding Opportunities

Policy Officer CBM Australia

CBM Australia is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving
the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.
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 Disability is both a cause and effect of poverty. This means CBM‟s work takes us to countries
 well off the tourist trail, to reach the most isolated, poor, and sometimes forgotten people with
 disabilities.

 The Policy Officer will work with the Inclusive Development Department and other relevant
 departments to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate a government liaison and advocacy
 strategy for CBM Australia which supports CBM‟s mission. The Policy Officer will be supported
 in opportunities to liaise with other development organisations, media and government in
 ensuring disability is represented in international development policy and initiatives.

 Along with your commitment to CBM‟s mission and values, this is an outstanding opportunity to
 contribute to the ongoing growth and development of CBM and its work.

 A full position description can be obtained on our website www.cbm.org.au

 If you meet the criteria, please email a letter of application and resume addressing the role‟s key
 tasks and priorities to:

 Sue Smith
 HR Manager
 careers@cbm.org.au
 PO Box 348 Box Hill VIC 3128

 Applications close COB Thursday 26 May 2011

 CBM Australia is committed to workplace equity and diversity and encourages applications from
 Australian Residents with diverse cultural backgrounds and people with a disability.

 Relevant background checks including police checks and reference checks will be completed
 prior to the preferred candidate‟s employment being confirmed.



 Disability Technical Coordinator: Philippines




 Handicap International is looking for : Disability Technical Coordinator
 COUNTRY : Philippines                          CITY : Manila
 Starting date : 01/07/11                       Length of the assignment : 24 months
 Closing date for application : 10/06/11        Advertisement reference : PDTC

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with
disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to
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their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and
their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It
operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and
financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

For more details on the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/en/s/index.html

JOB CONTEXT: The Handicap International (HI) program in the Philippines aims to provide
permanent access to services for people with disabilities (PWD‟s) and our intervention strategy is
centered on the poorest areas. For each activity sector, (community based rehabilitation, inclusive
disaster risk reduction, inclusive local development, health, livelihoods…) support will be provided
through an inclusive development approach and through partnerships with key civil society
players and local authorities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: You will be based in Manila in the central office but you will also regularly
conduct field missions to Mindanao, Visayas and Bicol regions (at least 30% of the time). Under
the management of the Country Director you will work closely with the Project Managers,
Technical Officers and Technical Advisors coordinating their activity and providing them with
technical support. You will be the direct manager to the person responsible for the Monitoring and
Evaluation of Project Development.

Challenges and goals: You will be in charge of the implementation and development of the
technical unit of the program helping position HI as a key partner in the disability field. This implies
managing the external coordination with national and international disability stakeholders and
promoting knowledge management.

In this role you will also:

-    Set up and lead the analysis process of the evolution of the disability sector in the Philippines.
-    Develop a capacity building program for technical officers allowing technical expatriate
     positions to be nationalized
-    Define the operational strategy allowing the implementation of good practises and support
     quality assurance through monitoring and evaluation of projects in close collaboration with the
     operational coordinator.
-    Participate to national and regional disability forums.
-    Offer support to the program in collaboration with the operational coordinator and implement
     recommendations for current and future projects
-    Participate in writing donor proposals and reports as well as validating technical aspects in
     collaboration with the Technical Resources Department based in headquarters in Lyon,
     France.
-

    CANDIDATE PROFILE: You have:
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-    A University degree level plus a post graduate qualification in a disability related discipline.
-    5 years experience in the disability and development field with at least 3 of these in inclusive
     development and CBR plus a significant experience in technical representation and
     networking at national and international levels.
-    Management experience and experience working in a multi-cultural team
-    Project cycle management, knowledge management and team building skills
-    Ability to prioritize and deal effectively with an intensive workload.
-    Excellent diplomacy skills as well as practical problem solving capacities


REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS: You are perfectly fluent in both spoken and written English

JOB ENVIRONMENT:

This position is open to single, couple and family departures. Despite past and ongoing conflicts in
the Philippines, the security in the country is fairly good. In Manila, the conditions of life are very
good with no restrictions expect the respect to the local culture. The field missions cover different
provinces where the situation can be harsher (Mindanao: conflict and Visayas & Bicol: recurrent
natural disasters). Vigilance and observance of established security rules remain the best
problem-solving solution.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

Volunteer: 750 or 850 Euros monthly indemnity + living allowance paid on the field +
accommodation + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance +
indemnity for partner and children

Salary: 2000-2500 (depending on experience) gross salary/month + 457 Euros net expatriation
allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance + indemnity
for partner and children

Please send resume and covering letter with the reference: to: PDTC

    HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL - 14, avenue Berthelot - 69361 LYON CEDEX 07 - FRANCE
    By Email: recrut05@handicap-international.org
    Or by our website: www.handicap-international.fr
    Please do not telephone
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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
   The new vision of the organisation is an African continent where people with disabilities enjoy
   their human rights. The mission of the SADPD is that of an African knowledge-based
   organisation that works in partnership with the AU, African governments, CSOs and DPOs to
   promote inclusive development and human rights for people with disabilities

   The Secretariat requires the services of a well-qualified Finance and Administration Manager to
   perform the following tasks (among others):

         All round Financial Management as per detailed specification to be given to successful
          candidate
         Human resource management
         Office management
         Programme co-ordination and contract management


      Key Tasks Will Include:

         Manage and implement finance policies, procedures and controls, and monitor
          compliance.
         Conduct financial planning and budgeting in conjunction with the CEO
         Set parameters for cash-flow management.
         Ensure financial data integrity in terms of timeliness, accuracy and reliability.
         Provide financial monitoring, analysis and reporting, and provide related advice and
          support.
         Reconcile the budget versus expenditure and provide variance analysis and
          explanations.
         Coordinate and facilitate internal and external audits and follow-ups.
         Receive mission financial reports and reconciliations, ensuring all documentation is in
          place
         Maintenance of financial systems and processes
         Prepare and submit financial reports, including those for donors
         Manage the day-to-day administration of the SADPD HQ, including supervision of
          administrative staff
         Cause maintenance of personnel records
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      Supervising filing systems
      Through support staff, facilitate and supervise processes related to logistics for travel,
       workshops and meetings
      Human Resource Management
      Programme Co-Ordination and Contract Management

   Applicants must possess the following attributes (among others):
    Tertiary qualification in Financial Management or Development Finance (a minimum of a
      three-year degree) or a Chartered Accountant
    Excellent knowledge and experience in human resource and operations management
    Sound financial skills and experience (minimum 5 years in senior position)
    Excellent computer skills (Excel, Pastel, Internet).
    Time Management skills.
    Good communication skills
    Good presentation skills
    Able to build rapport with clients and colleagues.
    Able to analyse and solve problems
    Good organisational skills
    Willingness to sign a confidentiality agreement and performance contract
    Professional and ethical.
    Persons with disabilities with the relevant qualifications are encouraged to apply
    Able and willing to re-locate to Gauteng by April/May 2011.

Remuneration:       Negotiable. Please state expected remuneration in your application.
Closing Date of Applications:      14 January 2011 at 12 noon Central Africa time

If you do not receive a letter of acknowledgement of receipt of your application by 15 February
2011, consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Application:

Please submit a written application and certified copies of qualifications and Letters of
Reference to the address or email below.

The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance linked fixed term contract and
serve a renewable probation period of three months prior to confirmation of employment on the
basis of a fixed term contract.

Submit your application in writing by post or by email to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Secretariat of the Africa Decade of Persons with Disabilities
P. O. Box 587
Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Email: akdube@africandecade.co.za
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The International Disability Alliance (IDA)-Program Officer

The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is a network of global and regional organisations of
persons with disabilities. Its mission is to promote the full and effective implementation of the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

IDA is seeking a part or full time program officer for its office in New York City.

The ideal candidate is committed to the human rights of persons with disabilities should have an
experience in working in the area of disability rights. Ability to work effectively in English is a
prerequisite and being able to work in at least one other UN official languages is desirable.

The deadline to receive applications is June 5th 2011.



Application pack-New
York program officer.doc


African Union of the Blind (AFUB) is advertising a job opening as attached - Job
Opening: Program officer - disability rights and advocacy.

Closing date: 25 May or as soon as the position is filled.
African Union of the Blind (AFUB)
Union Africaine des Aveugles (UAFA)
North Airport Road, Embakasi
P. O. Box 72872 - 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-2320019

Tel/fax: +254-20-6823989
info@afub-uafa.org

www.afub-uafa.org



    job opening -
Disability Rights and Advocacy.doc




Resources
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New article out – Disability, Displacement and Public Health: A Vision for Haiti
From: Gregor Wolbring gwolbrin@ucalgary.ca
Gregor Wolbring (2011) Disability, Displacement and Public Health: A Vision for Haiti
Canadian Journal of Public Health 102: 2. 157-159 (March/April)

Abstract at: http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/2407

Some of you have access to it through your university. Others who are interested and who do
not have access can email me and I will send you the PDF.

Dr. Gregor Wolbring
Assistant Professor
University of Calgary

Source GPDD




Book: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities –
Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Now available on-line for free (both as pdf and doc) at http://www.kynnys.fi/vike.html

Source OzAdvocacy- Jukka Kumpuvuori




Education in Asia and the Pacific




                 Information Brochures and Other                 E-mail or fax the Publications
                 Publications                                    Unit at
                 Online Edition: Free of Charge                  + 632 636 2648 + 632 636 2648
                 Publication Date: March 2011                    to order copies of this
                 in stock                                        document. Applicable
                                                                 shipping cost will be
                                                                 charged.

Education plays an increasingly critical role in ensuring
sustainable human resource development in Asia and the Pacific. The Asian Development Bank
(ADB) provides financing and technical assistance to its developing member countries (DMCs)
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in the region to help improve education systems to become equitable and inclusive, cost-
efficient, of high quality, and responsive to labor market needs. In the past 4 decades, ADB has
provided support worth $8.2 billion to its DMCs for the development of education. ADB
assistance covers all education subsectors and also supports broad education sector
development. This document highlights ADB's work in the education sector.

Download the PDF
[PDF: 735kB | 8 pages]

Source: ADB




Guide to using the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to promote
the rights of children.
See me, hear me: a guide to using the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
to promote the rights of children
LANSDOWN, Gerison, London, Save the Children, 2009




Sexual vulnerability and HIV seroprevalence among the deaf and hearing impaired in
Cameroon

Sexual vulnerability and HIV seroprevalence among the deaf and hearing impaired in Cameroon
TOUKO, Adonis, et al, London, BioMed Central, Journal of the International AIDS Society
(JIAS), 13:5, February 2010


Source: Handicap International




What's disability to me? – The 3rd film promoting the World report on disability


“The third film in the "What's disability to me?" series, promoting the forthcoming launch of the
World report on disability, is now live on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_2ZEwhh9WQ
In the film we meet Mia, a woman with intellectual disability from Lebanon, who talks about
discrimination in education, and the importance of self advocacy.


The film is currently available with English, French and Spanish subtitles (click the "CC" button)
and Chinese, Arabic and Russian will be coming soon.
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The film was produced by Jazz Shaban, and the production was funded by the Government of
Australia and CBM.
The World report on disability will be launched on 9 June 2011 in New York.
On behalf of
Disability and Rehabilitation Team
Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability
World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/disabilities/en/ ”

Source: AsiaPacificDisability@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Frank Mulcahy




International Indigenous Network of People with Disabilities
“People who identify as indigenous / first peoples with disabilities, or who support their human
rights, are being invited to join the mailing list International Indigenous Network of People with
Disabilities (IINPWD). More information at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IINPWD or contact
Huhana at huhana@gmail.com



Joining this mailing list is an opportunity for people to network with other indigenous / first
peoples with disabilities in countries all around the world and exchange ideas related to
promoting the human rights of indigenous / first peoples with disabilities. ”

Source: AsiaPacificDisability@yahoogroups.com On Behalf Of Andrea Shettle

				
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