Monday, 31 August 2020
Only One-third of Disabled People in S. Korea Had Jobs in 2019
The employment rate of disabled people stood at 34.9 percent in 2019, compared with the rate of 60.9 percent for the total population. (Yonhap)
Only one-third of people with disabilities had jobs last year, data showed Friday, underscoring the employment challenges facing disabled people.
The employment rate of disabled people stood at 34.9 percent in 2019, compared with the rate of 60.9 percent for...
Friday, 07 August 2020
TENS OF OBJECTIVES HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN THE 2020-2021 PERIOD
The Prime Minister hasapproved a program on supporting people with disabilities in the 2021-2030 period with different specific tasks proposed.
On 5 August 2020, the Prime Minister approved Decision No. 1190/QĐ-TTg about SupportProgram for people with disabilities in the 2021-2030 period.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has been assigned to work with ...
Sunday, 26 April 2020
Q&A: Why we need to measure inclusion in cities
The signing of the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities at the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi. Photo by: Global Taskforce via Twitter
BARCELONA — At the 10th session of the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi, several special interest groups and local civil society organizations, as well as two city mayors, signed the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities.
Saturday, 25 April 2020
From CSR into HR: Disability inclusion in the workplace
Person with a disability using technology in the workplace. Photo by: How Do I?
ARCELONA — Stigma and misconception can mean that people living with disabilities are often overlooked for positions. In low- and middle-income countries this situation is often exacerbated: In Kenya, as many as 67 percent of people living with a disability are unemployed, while in South Africa that number rises...
Saturday, 25 April 2020
COVID-19: Who is protecting the people with disabilities? – UN rights expert
GENEVA (17 March 2020) – Little has been done to provide people with disabilities with the guidance and support needed to protect them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, even though many of them are part of the high-risk group, today warned the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas.
"People with disabilities feel they have been left behind," the...
Friday, 27 December 2019
Six Vietnamese who make the world a better place
The world always needs heroes and influencers to make it a better place, and in 2019 there were six from Vietnam.
Human trafficking fighter
Ta Ngoc Van is chief lawyer and founding member of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a Hanoi-based nonprofit organization that rescues women and girls trafficked to China for the sex trade and victims of forced labor.
Vietnamese lawyer Ta Ngoc Van...
Thursday, 19 December 2019
Dr. Hoang-Yen Thi Vo
Dr. Hoang-Yen Thi VoDisability Research and Capacity DevelopmentVietnam
Dr. Hoang-Yen Thi Vo is a tireless activist for the rights of people with disabilities in Vietnam, a social worker and disability educator for colleges, GOs, and NGOs with projects or programs on disability, and consultant for several disability-related community programs.
In 2005, Yen founded the Disability Research and Capacity...