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FW: DISABILITY-RESEARCH Digest - 12 May 2012 to 13 May 2012 (#2012-114)

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Subject: DISABILITY-RESEARCH Digest - 12 May 2012 to 13 May 2012 (#2012-114)

There are 5 messages totaling 982 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. cultural practices and disability and gender
  2. Call for research participants:
  3. Disability and Childhood
  4. Oral history projects
  5. Entrepreneurial opportunities for academics and anybody with links with
     students who want to grow the business

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Date:    Sat, 12 May 2012 19:42:06 -0400
From:    "Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq." <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: cultural practices and disability and gender

Dear colleagues,

 

I just read the International Disability Alliance’s submission  on Harmful Traditional Practices  submitted to the  CEDAW-CRC Call for papers (found at:  http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/cedaw_crc_contributions/InternationalDisabilityAlliance.pdf).

 

I was interested to determine if any of you have any citations to support one area of discussion in IDA’s paper as they did not footnote that section.  In that submission IDA writes:

 

“Persons with disabilities have frequently and consistently been the targets of harmful

practices in efforts to hide, alleviate or correct disabilities, and to the extent

of eliminating individuals with disabilities altogether. Children with disabilities are particularly

vulnerable to harmful practices exercised by their family or communities; newborns with disabilities

are murdered in different regions across the world for want of a family‟s capacity or

willingness to take care of a child considered to be a burden. In some parts of the world, children

with disabilities are viewed as a sign of bad luck or evil and they may be accused of

spirit possession or witchcraft and subjected to starvation, isolation, neglect and abuse

in efforts to exorcise evil spirits from the body of the child. In certain regions of east Africa,

persons with albinism have been seen as representing both bad luck and good luck, with both

superstitions leading to violence and murder. Children with albinism are especially

targeted due to their defencelessness by persons seeking to eradicate them in the belief that

they are cursed, and others seeking to dismember their limbs for use in traditional healing

in the belief that their body parts transmit magical powers which will bring good health or prosperity

to the user. Girls and women with disabilities, and mothers of children with disabilities, are

subjected to multiple forms of discrimination on the basis of gender and disability, the latter

often being blamed for giving birth to a child with a disability as punishment for their personal

wrong doing, which, in the eyes of the community, justifies the departure of their spouse

and the withdrawal of family support.” 

 

 

I found the paper very interesting and helpful for a project on which I am working and citations to support that section quoted above would be of great assistance. 

 

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

 

Stephanie

 

Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq.

President, Women Enabled, Inc.

International Human Rights Lawyer, Researcher and Educator

Washington, DC

+1.202.359.3045

[log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]

*************************************************************************************

Check out updates on my website at:  www.WomenEnabled.org <http://www.womenenabled.org/> , follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WomenEnabled and connect with me on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/ under Stephanie Ortoleva, for information on human rights, women’s rights and the rights of  women with disabilities internationally.

 

 

 

 


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Date:    Sun, 13 May 2012 13:07:27 +0100
From:    anat greenstein <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Call for research participants:

Dear list members,


My name is Anat Greenstein and I am a PhD student in disability studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.  The aim of the research is to understand what democratic inclusive education might look like. For example, I am interested in how care and support can promote autonomy rather than control; how education can help ending disablism in schools and in the society and how learning can be emancipating.


As I believe learning and education are not restricted to schools, I am interested in interviewing activists in the disability movement and learn about their experiences of education, exclusion and inclusion. I believe that learning from the experience of activists in the disability movement can promote ideas of inclusion and democracy in schools.

The interview should take about an hour and can be done in person at your home or any other place of your choice, on the telephone or via Skype, or via e-mail- depending on your preferred method of communication.


If you are interested in participating or hearing more information please contact [log in to unmask]

Please forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested

Thanks

Anat

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Date:    Sun, 13 May 2012 13:27:58 +0100
From:    "SOUTHWELL-WRIGHT W.A." <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Disability and Childhood

Dear all,

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of any literature, particularly of an anthropological bent, that looks at attitudes towards children with disabilities from cross-cultural perspective?

All best<

Will Southwell-Wright
PhD Candidate
Department of Archaeology, Durham University,

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Date:    Sun, 13 May 2012 14:59:14 +0100
From:    Mitzi Waltz <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Oral history projects


People First groups in the UK have used oral history techniques. There is some info online and some videos about one documenting the experiences of people who had lived at Ely Hospital (near Cardiff in Wales). Ely is particularly important in UK institutionalisation history as abuses there resulted in the Ely Report, which began to drive through reform and then closure. -- Mitzi

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Date:    Sun, 13 May 2012 22:07:32 +0100
From:    Info <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Entrepreneurial opportunities for academics and anybody with links with students who want to grow the business

 
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From: The Disability-Research Discussion List on behalf of Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq.
Sent: Sun 13/05/2012 00:42
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: cultural practices and disability and gender



Dear colleagues,

 

I just read the International Disability Alliance's submission  on Harmful Traditional Practices  submitted to the  CEDAW-CRC Call for papers (found at:  http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/docs/cedaw_crc_contributions/InternationalDisabilityAlliance.pdf).

 

I was interested to determine if any of you have any citations to support one area of discussion in IDA's paper as they did not footnote that section.  In that submission IDA writes:

 

"Persons with disabilities have frequently and consistently been the targets of harmful

practices in efforts to hide, alleviate or correct disabilities, and to the extent

of eliminating individuals with disabilities altogether. Children with disabilities are particularly

vulnerable to harmful practices exercised by their family or communities; newborns with disabilities

are murdered in different regions across the world for want of a family?s capacity or

willingness to take care of a child considered to be a burden. In some parts of the world, children

with disabilities are viewed as a sign of bad luck or evil and they may be accused of

spirit possession or witchcraft and subjected to starvation, isolation, neglect and abuse

in efforts to exorcise evil spirits from the body of the child. In certain regions of east Africa,

persons with albinism have been seen as representing both bad luck and good luck, with both

superstitions leading to violence and murder. Children with albinism are especially

targeted due to their defencelessness by persons seeking to eradicate them in the belief that

they are cursed, and others seeking to dismember their limbs for use in traditional healing

in the belief that their body parts transmit magical powers which will bring good health or prosperity

to the user. Girls and women with disabilities, and mothers of children with disabilities, are

subjected to multiple forms of discrimination on the basis of gender and disability, the latter

often being blamed for giving birth to a child with a disability as punishment for their personal

wrong doing, which, in the eyes of the community, justifies the departure of their spouse

and the withdrawal of family support." 

 

 

I found the paper very interesting and helpful for a project on which I am working and citations to support that section quoted above would be of great assistance. 

 

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

 

Stephanie

 

Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq.

President, Women Enabled, Inc.

International Human Rights Lawyer, Researcher and Educator

Washington, DC

+1.202.359.3045

[log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]

*************************************************************************************

Check out updates on my website at:  www.WomenEnabled.org <http://www.womenenabled.org/> , follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WomenEnabled and connect with me on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/ under Stephanie Ortoleva, for information on human rights, women's rights and the rights of  women with disabilities internationally.

 

 

 

 

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