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Self-help Activities of Disabled Persons in Asia World Bank Brown Bag Lecture Nov. 10, 2004 Yukiko Nakanishi Asia Disability Institute
active self-help groups in Asia Initiated the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 1993-2002 Proposed the 2nd Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 2003-2012 Promote the convention with government Lead government to create necessary measures
Membersip DPIWBU (nat’l org.)WFDWFDBWNUSPII Bangladesh ●●●● Bhutan Cambodia ●● China ●●● (Taiwan) ● India ●●●● Indonesia ●●●● Japan ●●●●●● Korea ●●●●● Lao PDR ● Malaysia ●●●● Maldives ●● Mongolia ●●● Myammer Nepal ●●● Pakistan ●●●● Philippines ●●●● Singapore ●●● Sri Lanka ●●●● Thailand ●●●● Vietnam ●
Activities (1)training workshops for capacity building of disabled persons (2)promotion of accessibility (3)income generation (4)independent living movement
(1) training workshops for capacity building Major organizations supporting capacity building training Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Nippon Foundation Handicap International Action Aid
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Training course implemented by self-help organizations Third Country Seminar for leadership training Conducted with DPI Asia-Pacific Regional Council 16 years Leadership training of Asian and Oceanian deaf persons with Japanese Federation of the Deaf 5 years Support For Visually Impaired Persons With Therapeutic Massage （ Asia Pacific) with Okinawa Association for the Welfare of the Blind 1 year
1980s1986 Korea 1987 Pakistan 1988 Bangkok Struggled to get recognition Elite leaders with good educational background 1 st half of 1990s 1990 Fiji 1991 Singapore 1992 China 1993 Philippines 1994 Indonesia Leaders from the grass roots Not yet strong leadership Strengthened the organizations 2 nd half of 1990s 1995 India 1996 Bangladesh 1997 Bangkok 1998 Fiji 1999 Sri Lanka More young leaders with experience of grassroot activities The seminars helped them to exchange their expertise and provide skills to manage the organization. 1 st half of 2000s 2000 Lao PDR 2001 Cambodia 2002 China needs to increase awareness of PWD regarding their human rights 2003 Nepal 2004 Pakistan 2 nd half of 2000s 2005 Pakistan emphasis on independent living movement Impact of the Third Country Seminar on DPI activities
DPI organized the 19th Regional Training Seminar on Capacity Building for PWDs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 2002.
DPI organized the 20th Regional Training Seminar on Capacity Building for PWDs in Shanghai, China, October 2002.
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) “self-help organization” is one of 12 areas of the 1st Agenda for Action for the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons Examples - Assistance to the development of self-help organizations of disabled persons - Promotion of non-handicapping environments “self-help organization” is one of 7 priority areas in the Biwako Millennium Framework for the 2nd Decade
Nippon Foundation Self-help organizations supported by NF DPI Asia-Pacific Regiona Council Association of the Blind in Cambodia for establishing office and making action plan
DPI held the First National Conference of Representatives of Lao Disabled Persons in May 1999. (Leadership Training)
DPI organized the 2nd Regional Leadership Training of Women with Disabilities in Thailand in April 2003.
Group of PWDs conducted accessibility survey in National Zoo in Yangon, Myanmar as part of Leadership Training.
The zoo, later, agreed to provide ramps, toilets and other facilities accessible for PWDs. PWDs’ voice was heard.
1st National Leadership Training Seminar in Afghanistan, Aug. 2003
(2) Promotion of accessibility DPI-Thailand Demonstration for making the skytrain accessible DPI-Korea Demonstrating and hanger strike for accessible subway and bus DPI-India Accessibility check and
Diability movement in Thailand. Demonstration was launched in 1995 requested accessibility in Mass Transit System.
As a result of the demonstration, 5 stations of the sky train were remodeled.
Subway system started in 2004 Accessible train station and bathroom
The train is approaching Surrounded by policemen Demonstration for accessible subway in Seoul, Korea in 2002
Hunger strike for accessible subway in Seoul, Korea in 2002
(3) Income generation Persons with Disabilities’ Self-Initiative to Development (PSID) project run by Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity (DPI-Bangladesh)
Persons with Disabilities’ Self-Initiative to Development (PSID) Started in 1999 in 2 districts Implemented in 13 districts among 64 districts in the country. Develop financial capacity on management and development of grassroots PWDs organization and establish savings fund of grassroots organization members on weekly basis to ensure members income-generation activities Other PSID activities are professional capacity building and skill training, network, assistive devices production, information and referral, organizing meetings, employment exchange, marketing of PWDs product, recreational and cultural activities, accommodation and administrative works
PSID participants in 2003 MemberTotal District MaleFemale Chandpur 187128315 Kurigram 246191437 Jamalpur 275333608 Tangail Sadar 7629105 Tangail Nagarpur 7247119 Manikganji 264332596 Barisal 213176389 Bandarban 168189357 Mymenshingh 542387929 Bogra 6624211083 Moulvibazar501 736877 Narshingdi, 378517895 Noakhali No date aailable Total358431266710
Weight measurement shop Variety shops Paper bag making Income generation activities in PSID project
(4) Independent living movement Japan Korea Thailand Pakistan Philippines