Presentation on theme: "MOBILITY MATTERS. MOBILITY MEANS Education Access to healthcare Community involvement Employment opportunities Information and awareness I CAN, rather."— Presentation transcript:
MOBILITY MEANS Education Access to healthcare Community involvement Employment opportunities Information and awareness I CAN, rather than I CANT Accessing your rights Disabled people – the poorest of the poor
Social exclusion - Lack of access disability poverty SOCIETY
Dfids paper Disability, Poverty and Development (2000): Rights and needs of people with disabilities must be taken into account Poor people with disabilities are caught in a vicious cycle of poverty and disability Poverty and disability: cause and consequence THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
HAS HAD THE FOLLOWING RESULTS Less funding for service provision Mobility projects seen as unsustainable Fewer, not more opportunities for disabled people Greater exclusion MAINSTREAMING DISABILITY
As a prerequisite As part of a rights-based approach As a tool of empowerment Project funding needs rethinking MOBILITY MATTERS
Article 20 of the UN Convention promises To facilitate mobility At affordable cost Access to mobility devices Training in mobility skills States parties shall take effective measures …………..SOON? THE FUTURE?