Children and the International Landscape of Disabilities
Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development
Methodology: Qualitative Research
Final Report – Voices from Around the World
The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University, in partnership with the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), would like to share with you the Special Report of Project CHILD Voices from Around the World. PPRI and DIIFSD initiated an international study on the status of children with disabilities and their families entitled Children and the International Landscape of Disabilities (Project CHILD). Findings from the study were recently presented at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Over the course of Project CHILD, 102 disability experts were interviewed in 57 countries whose combined populations represent nearly 75% the world’s people. One of the most striking discoveries was that when talking about children with disabilities and their families, there are more similarities than differences.
This report, while documenting positive, transformational change, also reveals that children with disabilities around the world, especially those in developing countries, face significant barriers with respect to social inclusion, education and access to medical care.
– Hissa Al Thani, Special Rapporteur on Disability to the UN (2003-2009).
Project CHILD increases understanding regarding the effects of disability on children and their families; provides helpful information regarding available assistance and resources; encourages increased cooperative action by local, regional and international stakeholders; and spurs much-needed action.
Visualizing Voices from Around the World
We hope you enjoy the following video summary of our final report, Voices from Around the World. For Closed Captions and alternative viewing options, please refer to the Video menu on the right.