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India’s Disability Policy – Analysis of Core Concepts of Human Rights

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Jessica O'Dowd ,

Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, IE
About Jessica

Jessica O'Dowd, BSc Physiotherapy., is an MSc Global Health candidate at Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin

 
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Hasheem Mannan,

Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne, AU
About Hasheem

Hasheem Mannan, Senior Research Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin

 

 

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Joanne McVeigh

Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, IE
About Joanne

Joanne McVeigh, H.Dip. Psych., is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Global Health and School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin

 
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Abstract

Purpose: To analyse India’s National Policy for Persons with Disabilities (2006), using a Human Rights approach.

Method: A framework analysis was carried out using EquiFrame, which analyses policies for inclusion and quality of Core Concepts of Human Rights and inclusion of Vulnerable Groups.

Results: India’s National Policy for Persons with Disabilities scored 67% for Core Concept Coverage, 24% for Core Concept Quality and 42% for Vulnerable Group Coverage. This gave the policy an overall ranking of Low quality.

Conclusions: The current policy for persons living with disabilities in India would benefit from being updated to encompass the Core Concepts of Human Rights.

Limitations: Further analysis of policies in areas such as health, education, social protection and transport would lead to a more in-depth analysis of the country’s integration and streamlining of disability across all policies.

How to Cite: O'Dowd, J., Mannan, H. and McVeigh, J., 2014. India’s Disability Policy – Analysis of Core Concepts of Human Rights. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 24(4), pp.69–90. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v24i4.277
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Published on 13 Feb 2014.

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