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Handicap International issues survey on inclusion of persons with disabilities during emergency response

Handicap International is inviting persons with disabilities, members of disabled peoples’ organizations, and humanitarian actors to complete a survey on inclusion of persons with disabilities in emergency response. The results will consist in a detailed report which will be part of the World Humanitarian Summit official consultations. The survey is open until June 15, 2015.…

One of the REBUILD Project's facilitators guiding stakeholders in crafting their action plan. © Handicap International

Stakeholders, partners of REBUILD commit to sustain project’s initiatives

RIZAL PROVINCE – Ensuring the sustainability of its initiatives of the past three years and a half, stakeholders and partners of Handicap International’s outgoing REBUILD Project have signified their commitment in assuming responsibility of future activities and plans that are in line with the project’s advocacies. Their vow was solidified during the project’s exit workshop…

Adeza, outside of the local town hall, which she also calls her home.  © Kevin A. Santos/Handicap International

Adeza: ascending from isolation

RIZAL PROVINCE – For the first ten years of her life, Adeza San Jose was a victim of disdain, abuse and discrimination because of her inability to hear and talk since she was born. I was unwanted, she writes, with her mother taking abortion pills while she was pregnant with her. She was always angry, she…

Davide Olchini, Techical Referent of the CVD Project, facilitates an activity during the Advanced Foot Care Training. The participants are healthcare workers from the new intervention areas of the project. © Handicap International

17 foot and wound clinics powered by CVD Project now operational in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – More Davaoeños are now able to access better diabetes-related services with the opening of 17 new foot and wound care clinics within various health centers in Davao City empowered by Handicap International’s Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Project. Focusing on preventive and curative methods, the clinics are expected to provide quality services such as…

Stakeholders from various organizations, including persons with disabilities, chime in during the consultation meeting. Photo: Handicap International

Inclusive citizen participation in budget monitoring pushed

QUEZON CITY – Vulnerable groups, including persons with disabilities, should be able to participate in the monitoring of the national and local budget process by this year. This was the recurring theme during the joint consultation meeting initiated by Handicap International – Philippines, AKAP Pinoy and Social Watch Philippines last February 5, 2015 that aimed…