ZOOMING IN ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: LAUNCH OF THE 2023 DISABILITY DATA INITIATIVE’S REPORT
FRIDAY JUNE 16TH, 2023 9:45 AM-11AM EDT On zoom
This side-event will feature new findings of the Disability Data Initiative (DDI) on disability data and inequalities from the 2023 Disability Data Report and a discussion of their implications with relevant stakeholders.
The Report documents the availability of questions on disability between 2009 and 2022 in national censuses and surveys, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Report also shows that it is feasible to produce statistics on the situation of persons with disabilities in national and subnational geographic areas from household surveys and censuses and to derive insights on within country inequalities that may affect persons with disabilities.
The report presents results at the national and sub-national levels, which are derived from Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data for 12 countries and census data for three countries (Guatemala, Kenya, Tonga). The report covers more than 20 indicators in 174 sub-national regions in the 15 countries. Indicators deal with education, personal activities, health, standard of living, multidimensional poverty at national and subnational levels. All datasets under analysis have the Washington Group Short Set of questions on disability.
The recording of the panelists’ talks is available here.
Miia Rainne, Permanent Mission of Finland
Sophie Mitra, Disability Data Initiative, Fordham University, (Transcript)
Rosario Galarza, International Disability Alliance, (Transcript)
Sally Nduta, United Disabled Persons of Kenya
Florildama Bocel (Transcript)and Valentina Vargas Ricca (Transcript), Mujeres con Capacidad de Soñar a Colores, Guatemala,
Laisa Vereti, Pacific Disability Forum