Exploring Disability Policy in Africa: An Online Search for National Disability Policies and UNCRPD Ratification

dc.contributor.author Fernandez, Erika Luisa
dc.contributor.author Rutka, Lauren
dc.contributor.author Aldersey, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-27T23:28:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-27T23:28:07Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description.abstract This research brief presents a search for national policies on disability and UN CRPD ratification in African countries.  The results of the search found that over half of the countries in continental Africa have a current disability policy and that the majority of countries have ratified the UN CRPD.  Many of the countries that have neither ratified the UN CRPD nor implemented national policies on disabilities are characterized by conflict and/or weak or absent governments.  We anticipate that the results could be beneficial in providing a scope of disability policy in Africa and in helping to easily identify policy and/or geographic locations for future detailed policy analysis.
dc.identifier.citation Fernandez, E. L. A., Rutka, L. J., & Aldersey, H. M. (2017). Exploring disability policy in Africa: An online search for national disability policies and UNCRPD ratification. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 13(1).
dc.identifier.issn 1552-9215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/56645
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 13, no. 1
dc.subject national disability policy
dc.subject UN CRPD
dc.subject Africa
dc.title Exploring Disability Policy in Africa: An Online Search for National Disability Policies and UNCRPD Ratification
dc.type Research Articles and Essays
dc.type.dcmi Text
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