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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 129–134.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Renu Addlakha This essay examines the engendering of disability in India over the past half a century through a reflexive lens; the author has been both an observer and participant in this process. The article looks at how women with disabilities have emerged as a distinct category in the different...
Current History (2022) 121 (832): 63–68.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Stephen Meyers The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities represents an important innovation in international law. For the first time, states are legally obligated to seek the advice of civil society organizations representing rights-holders in the development of legislation...
Current History (2021) 120 (830): 346–352.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Christine Sargent Across the Middle East, two key dynamics characterize disability rights movements: dynamism and fragility. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities accelerated regional recognition of disability as central to human development and social justice...
Current History (2021) 120 (829): 320–325.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Emma Calgaro This essay examines the everyday inequalities, stigmas, and injustices that leave people with disabilities highly vulnerable to escalating climate change risks. It argues that including people with disabilities in disaster risk reduction processes is essential to shaping inclusive...
Current History (2021) 120 (828): 274–279.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Svetlana Borodina Despite Russia’s history of state surveillance of activists and civil society, both in the Soviet era and after, people with disabilities have found ways to challenge their living conditions and push for change. Through a variety of grassroots tactics, they have historically been...
Current History (2021) 120 (827): 233–239.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Celeste L. Arrington Long considered objects of pity and welfare assistance, people with disabilities in South Korea and Japan are increasingly treated as rights-bearers. Through activism, litigation, and involvement in international treaty negotiations, Koreans and Japanese with disabilities...