New Thailand Data Launched on the Disability Data Portal

Realising the importance of disability inclusive data, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEP) in Thailand has worked in collaboration with Leonard Cheshire to support Thailand’s efforts towards quality disability data disaggregation.

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Global Disability Summit 2022 - Expansion of the Disability Data Portal

At the start of the second Global Disability Summit, Leonard Cheshire is pleased to announce the expansion of the national disability data tracked on the Disability Data Portal.

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International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD): Disability Data During COVID-19

At Leonard Cheshire we have been working internationally to highlight the importance of data reporting and accountability when working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without data, we cannot see the full picture, nor can we track improvements.

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Leonard Cheshire's Disability Data Portal wins "Web Award of Excellence"

Leonard Cheshire's Disability Data Portal Website Wins at the Annual Web Excellence Awards Competition

Geneva, Switzerland – September 27, 2021  - The Web Excellence Awards, a leading international interactive web awards...

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Disability stigma and assistive technology

When it comes to understanding the challenges and barriers disabled people face worldwide, data is vital. It helps paint a global picture and identifies which barriers need addressing. Yet, there is still a lack of good quality disability data. Meaning many of these barriers, which differ from country to country, remain unchallenged. Elizabeth is our Research Officer, Data and Disability. She talks about the importance of data and how our recent research highlighted the stigma in Kenya around using assistive technology.

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Leonard Cheshire & UNGEI Report Launch: LEAVE NO GIRL WITH DISABILITIES BEHIND

Leave no girl with disabilities behind is a new advocacy brief from the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) and Leonard Cheshire, launching today. The brief provides a framework for advocacy on inclusive education for girls with disabilities in particular. An overview of the current status of global education for girls with disabilities identifies the key challenges and barriers to inclusive and gender-responsive education. Case studies from Leonard Cheshire, Humanity and Inclusion, and Sightsavers highlight some promising strategies to overcome these barriers.

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Leonard Cheshire at the 13th Conference of State Parties on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The 13th session of Conference of States Parties (CoSP) on the rights of persons with disabilities will take place this week virtually. This annual event is an important space for states to come together to advance the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Leonard Cheshire is part co-hosting 3 side events during this week, and we invite you to join us for these events by registering through the links in the article.

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The importance of supporting inclusive citizen-generated data initiatives

As part of the 2020 World Data Forum side event, hosted by Leonard Cheshire, Restless Development and Humanity & Inclusion, a set of recommendations were drafted to provide guidance on how to ensure more inclusive and effective implementation of citizen generated data initiatives and partnerships that engage communities effectively, and especially young people, persons with disabilities and civil rights defenders.

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Why data is important

Youth advocate Ian Banda tells us how our Disability Data Portal can help him make changes in Zambia.

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The Disability Data Portal — A Goldmine for Advocacy

Kibe Yohana, Researcher and Disability Rights Advocate, explores the benefits of accessible global disability data. Here he details how the disability data portal will be one of the most powerful platforms for governments, researchers, and disability rights advocates to obtain data.

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