Children with Disability
Human Rights Case Study
ByElena Jenkin, Erin Wilson, Matthew Clarke, Kevin Murfitt, Robert Campain
Pages 12

Achieving human rights is at the core of positive community development outcomes. However, this achievement is often at risk for children in developing countries, and even more so for children with disability. Indeed, the voice of children with disability is generally unheard in the development agenda. However, principles of community development can be utilized to support the attainment of human rights for children with disability through using participatory research methods, including new data collection tools designed to be both participative and inclusive of diverse disabilities. This chapter considers these methods and how principles of community development can be applied, drawing on two years of fieldwork in Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.