Labelling of Disabled Refugees


In the context of disability, labelling has positive as well as negative effects on both disabled people and those who deal with them, e.g. medical staff or caretakers. When used appropriately and within context, labels serve many a practical and often necessary function. Stigmatisation of a disability or behaviour label has been shown to corrupt the attitudes towards individuals of professionals working with this population. Leer más

Charity or rights? The UN Refugee Compact at the intersection of disability and forced migration


The aspiration of human rights and the rights comprised in the CRPD to be universal is undermined by the fact that countries can exclude persons from having access to these rights on the base of their citizenship. In fact, the GCR represents a regress from the impetus of the 2016 New York declaration in this regard. An analysis of the political circumstances leading to this development could be of interest for further research. Leer más

The invisible victims


Las intersecciones entre discapacidad, género y violencia requieren más investigación, compromiso y atención en la lucha mundial por la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres. Las mujeres con discapacidad a menudo son excluidas del discurso sobre la violencia contra la mujer. Este ensayo pretende abordar algunas de las consecuencias que podrían surgir cuando a las mujeres con discapacidad se les niega la participación equitativa en el discurso sobre la violencia sexual y de género. Leer más

A nondisabled´s guide to ableist lenguage


When ableist language is challenged, our initial reaction tends to gravitate around defence and justification, while we seldom end up adjusting the way we communicate.
What lies behind the inability to accommodate our language in order to avoid harming certain sectors of society? The answer lies within the analysis of Anna Freud’s defence mechanisms. Leer más