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Dev Datta Joshi

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Inclusive Election in Nepal

Published On: May 7, 2024 08:40 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

The right to vote is a fundamental human right and essential for a well-functioning democracy. The principles of universal, equal, free, and secret ballot form an integral part of the fundamental right of persons with disabilities to vote. The Constitution of Nepal guarantees that persons with disabilities shall have the right to participate in state bodies on the basis of the principles of inclusion. However, in Nepal, persons with disabilities, especially persons with intellectual disabilities and psychosocial disabilities have been prevented from gaining access to polling places.

Breaking the Barriers

Published On: June 6, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

Each individual should have an equal opportunity for educational progress. Education is a key issue. On top of that, inclusive education is a prerequisite for the accomplishment of all other rights.

Walk the talk

Published On: March 20, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

Though Asian countries have ratified CRPD, not much has been done by the governments for persons with intellectual disabilities

Breaking barrier

Published On: December 26, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

Placing persons with disabilities under guardianship is a violation of human rights, it is unfair and unnecessary

Forgotten girls

Published On: December 17, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

The forms of violence to which girls with disabilities are subjected to in rural Nepal are many

It could work

Published On: August 21, 2017 08:13 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

One of the recent initiatives to foster inclusion focuses on the employment of persons with disabilities through quotas.

Article of faith

Published On: July 30, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

Implementation of Article 12 of CRPD will empower people with disabilities in all aspects of life

Behind the curve

Published On: June 10, 2017 12:15 AM NPT By: Dev Datta Joshi

At least 1.94 percent of total population of Nepal has some kind of disability. Persons with disabilities, living in remote rural areas, experience a number of challenges, including illiteracy, poverty and malnutrition. These challenges seem insurmountable for the disabled.