Disability is a condition shaped by existing physical, social, environmental, and communication barriers. Regrettably, it is often perceived through the lens of either charity or the medical model, resulting in individuals with disabilities being relegated to the status of dependents rather than active citizens.

Only positive discrimination can help persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups to access the job market.

Understanding disability

August 31, 2019 01:05 am

Parents please don’t make a face just yet. This is a very important topic.  When I start to talk for the rights of people with disability, I often get asked if someone in my family has some form of disability because I do not have any disability.  Without my glasses, I would be one. Let us face it. Challenges to a person’s health can happen to anyone, at any age and at any time.  Just remember those people impacted by the earthquake. They were abled people before.  Now within a very short time they have become people with disability.  Their lives have changed.

BAITADI, May 15: Watching helplessly all four of his children turn cripple one after another by the age of seven, Purna Bahadur Bohora of Dasharathchand Municipality-2, Dehimandu could hardly do anything but curse his fate.

Sports for better society

April 13, 2019 00:05 am

International Day of Sports for Development and Peace which was celebrated on April 6 this year offers an opportunity to reflect and introspect on the potentials of leveraging sports for the good of the society. The other day I was reading news about recent cases of racism across European football fields with more instances of verbal abuses against players just because of the colors of their skin. Sadly and unsurprisingly the targets were not only foreign players but also native players of diverse background, whose parents or grandparents had settled in Europe.

KATHMANDU, March 7: There is a common understanding that only normal people can involve in Taekwondo game. However, differently abled like, Ram Bahadur Adhikari, Govind Thapa and Ranjana Dhami have shown an example that they can also be successful like other normal people.

Underrated Opportunities

February 10, 2019 10:00 am

“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more” Robert M. Hensel

POKHARA, Jan 20: Pokhara Metropolitan City has started the process for distributing identity cards to the people with disability.

JUMLA, Jan 19: A large number of people with various kinds of disabilities in Jumla have been deprived of identity cards for the disabled in the current fiscal year.

Dec 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 3, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Elections and disability

November 18, 2018 00:30 am

Disabled communities in Nepal are disenfranchised before, during, and after elections

ROLPA, Oct 3: Students with physical disability at Bal Kalyan Model Secondary School at Libang in Rolpa district have grieved that their learning experience in the school has been difficult in lack of adequate disability-friendly State support, services and facilities.

Breaking the ugly nexus

September 3, 2018 01:00 am

Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities in Nepal are caught in endless poverty cycle. They need to be rescued from that trap

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has put undue pressure on a doctor of the National Trauma Center to issue disability certificates even to those ex-Maoist fighters who are physically fit. MoHA is collecting the details of the ex-Maoist fighters disabled during the decade-long armed conflict in order to provide them monthly allowances. Up to Rs 12,000 will be provided monthly to each of the disabled Maoist fighters as allowance, according to MoHA.

“When I was in my early teens, about 13 or 14 years old, I got a fever and was diagnosed with typhoid. And that’s how I lost my vision,” said Resham Baram, 34-year-old, vendor from Gorkha.

Disability does not mean inability

December 4, 2017 08:04 am

Notable writer Jhamak Ghimire, who was born with cerebral palsy, won the most prestigious prize of Nepali literature, Madan Puraskar, in 2010 for her autobiography ‘Jeevan Kanda Ki Phool’. She has been an inspiration to many, while her life story is a tight slap to those who think differently-abled people do not possess the capability to survive in this dog-eat-dog world.

The annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of the society and development, and to increase awareness on the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life, according to the United Nations (UN).

Int'l Disability day being observed

December 3, 2017 16:29 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being observed by global community on Sunday with the theme ‘transformation toward sustainable and resilient society’.

'Disability not a barrier to education'

November 10, 2017 04:30 am

TIKAPUR, Nov 10: Pawan Chaudhary, 18, of Amauri, Janaki Municipality-5, was born with physical disability which limits the movement of both of her hands and legs. However, that has not prevented her from getting education.

Disability doesn’t result in inability

September 5, 2017 09:56 am

Jessica Cox was born without any arms, in Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1983. Her birth raised many questions, one of them being if she could live a normal life. However, with constant support and encouragement from her parents, Jessica was able to accept her bodily difference and believe in her strength to attempt something that others thought impossible.

Mainstreaming disability

January 21, 2017 00:25 am

Existing social protection measures in Nepal are far from adequate to benefit the disabled persons

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 7: Shambhu Mandal, 50, did was born with a defective eyesight though he could see. Later, he completely lost it. He was never taken to a doctor as the family was too poor to afford medical intervention.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: A three-day Global Disability Inclusion conference, which brings together global experts and representatives from the disabled people's organisations from over 40 countries, started in Kathmandu from Tuesday.

Over 3,000 obtains disability ID card

August 11, 2016 10:37 am

PALPA, Aug 11: As many as 3,902 people have obtained disability identity cards in Palpa district.

Disability Rights Bill tabled

July 5, 2016 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, July 5: Disability Rights Bill-2016 has been tabled at Monday's parliament meeting.