Mainstreaming disability inclusion into humanitarian CVA
Persons with disabilities comprise 15% of the world’s population. During emergencies, they are often the worst impacted and face a higher risk of being injured or losing their lives and their mortality rate is two to four times higher than that of persons without disabilities.
To avoid leaving persons with disabilities behind in CVA, an understanding of their particular needs and capacities must inform the approach adopted in humanitarian action from the outset. Meaningful inclusion involves not just addressing the needs of persons with disabilities for assistance and protection, but also enabling them to participate in decision making on issues that affect them, so that they can exercise their rights in full.
By joining our webinar you could:
- Take part in an introductory event on inclusive CVA.
- Have a space for sharing to allow interested CALP members an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas, tools, and learnings.
9h-10h30 EST / 14h-15:30h UTC
This event was in English with simultaneous translation to sign language, Arabic, French and Spanish.
The webinar included a presentation, discussion of case studies and interventions from the floor, covering:
- Rights-based approach to disability
- Introduction to the CVA inclusive project cycle management
- Removing barriers to access and use of cash
This event was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the CALP Network and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.