WOMEN AND DISABILITY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

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    LAKSHMI NARAYANA NAGISETTY
    April 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm #26084

    In the case of Women having Disability or having a Person with Disability in the family forced to shoulder major responsibility. In such cases the WOMEN in general and particularly when they are old (Seniors), the challenges are more and significantly lowers their quality of life (QOL).

    Under these circumstances, the empowerment of the women (having disability self or child) will be the top priority as the development of the whole family  gets affected.

    An abstract of the paper written by me and published in the National Journal is below:
    ABSTRACT
    Women have got respectable position on one side and on other side they are vulnerable for several challenges which affect their dignity, respect, health and development. If this is the situation for the normal women, then the women connected with disability are the most marginalized including isolation with poor quality of life. The SWOT analysis of women connected with intellectual and developmental disabilities reflects that their weaknesses and threats are more complex and dynamic which lead for unhealthy, unpleasant, unsecured and unprotected living environment and thus needs matching support on life cycle approach. At the same time, there exist several opportunities to transform their challenges into strengths and thus to move towards healthy and wealthy environment. Compared to institutional based rehabilitation, community based rehabilitation has got several advantages with opportunities for inclusive development with improved quality of life. The selection of sample and process of training, rehabilitation, and education as an empowerment has empowered the mothers both socially and economically to be part of the disability sector as teachers, volunteers, professionals and service providers. The models are simple, flexible, scalable, replicable and sustainable matching to the dynamics of the given environment.

     

     

     

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