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Asha Special School and Rehabilitation Center: A story of dedication, passion and philanthropy : The school aims at ensuring access to education for children and youth with intellectual disabilities, inclusive education schools and occupational training centers, by Dipendra Kumar Pathak (nlt 08/12/2023)

Empowering through Inclusive Education: United in Action for Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Persons with Disabilities, by Jaldeep Sapkota (rep 03/12/2023)

Autism and educational barriers : Inclusionary efforts across various sectors are necessary to support individuals and children with autism, by Sahara Dhakal (kp 19/10/2023)

NA passes resolution proposal related to right of persons with disabilities (rn 13/10/2023)

Nepal's Constitution and Disability Inclusion: A Gap Between Law and Reality, by Nir Shrestha (rep 20/09/2023)

Empowering people with disabilities, by Jalasa Sapkota (ae 29/08/2023)

Time to make Nepal more inclusive for differently abled people, by Simone Galimberti (rep 28/08/2023)

A Biratnagar school’s plan to build hostel for disabled children hindered by funds crunch : Adarsha Secondary School is the only disabled-friendly community school in the Biratnagar metropolitan area. The city office says it can’t help, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 31/07/2023)

Leaving No One Behind: The Path to Disability Inclusive Development, by Jalasa Sapkota (rep 24/07/2023)

Justice remains elusive for persons with disabilities (ht 14/07/2023)

Refugee and disability stereotyping : Double bind, double discrimination, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 14/07/2023)

Where deaf women display their handicraft skills : Kavre Development Association of the Deaf organises skill development programmes with the goal of making deaf individuals self-reliant, by Jyoti Shrestha (kp 05/05/2023)

Breaking Down Myths about Employees with Disabilities, by Pralhad Gairapipli (rep 29/04/2023)

Baglung government offices are not disabled-friendly : There are approximately 4,700 people with disabilities in the district, stakeholders say, by Prakash Baral (kp 18/04/2023)

Accidents, insurgency blamed for rise in disabled population : Activists say disabled numbers could be more than reported, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/03/2023)

People with albinism: Rights neglected and denied, by Simone Galimberti (ht 01/03/2023)

If children with disabilities aren’t educated, they won’t be able to participate in society : ‘When we work in inclusive education we have to target the government, the children, the teachers and also the communities’, interview with Pauline Nadim Ducos, Regional Director, Humanity & Inclusion (nlt 24/01/2023)

Lakshmi Ghimire: A powerful presence in province assembly, by Tara Chapagain (ae 24/01/2023)

No public transport for Nepalis living with disabilities : For disabled-friendly transport to become a reality, state help is a must, commuters say (kp 12/01/2023)

Disabled people’s representation minimal in new Parliament (kh 15/12/2022)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2022: Why Nepal needs disability inclusive development
Disability-inclusive development has key elements to promote disability inclusion from grassroots to national development interventions
, by Krishna Gahatraj (nlt 03/12/2022)

How will people with disabilities vote? The Election Commission seems to have a ‘something is better than nothing’ approach to inclusiveness. It’s preparations are too little, too late, by Cilla Khatry (ae 17/11/2022)

Campaign of ensuring employment for persons with disabilities emphasized (kh 24/07/2022)

‘Time to end systemic discrimination regarding sexual and reproductive rights for persons with disabilities’ : Sexual and reproductive equity and justice for persons with disabilities is yet to get the desired attention from authorities concerned: Stakeholders (nlt 25/06/2022)

NFD-N calls guaranteeing education opportunity to disabled children (kh 09/06/2022)

For people with disabilities, there are barriers galore to right to voting: Secrecy, lack of ballot papers with tactile relief, and tall tables are key infrastructural issues, by Aakash Chaudhary (kp 10/05/2022)

Exploring the barriers to the right to inclusive election in Nepal : Despite elaborate provisions on including persons with disabilities in political and public life in Nepal, political participation by persons with disabilities remains minimal, by Dev Datta Joshi (rec 06/05/2022), Call to facilitate participation of persons with disabilities (kh 07/05/2022)

‘One district, one school for deaf’ demanded (kh 03/05/2022)

Call for equal participation of persons with disabilities (kh 27/04/2022)

She lost her eyesight at 8. But she had her vision clear : Neera Adhikari has overcome many obstacles to become the first blind person to be promoted to the post of under-secretary of the Nepal government, by Shranup Tandukar (kp 18/02/2022)

Right to leadership of persons with disabilities and issue of accessibility, by Krishna Gahatraj and Simone Galimberti (rep 02/02/2022)

Well-furnished facilities envisioned for needy differently-abled persons (ht 05/01/2022)

No political party for Nepalis with disabilities, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 29/12/2021)

Educational exclusion riles disabled persons, NFDN demands correction (kh 14/12/2021)

Sports to Change the Gloomy Status Quo of Girls with Disabilities, by Samridhi Rana and Simone Galimberti (rep 06/12/2021)

Govt active in providing access to basic facilities for disabled people: PM Deuba (kh 03/12/2021), Act Relating to Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be effectively implemented: Minister Regmi (rep 03/12/2021)

Understanding the intersections of disability and sexuality, by Obindra B Chand (rec 03/12/2021)

Physiotherapy Boon For The Disabled, by Hulsha Paudyal (rn 03/12/2021)

Give Deaf Children Chance to Realize their Full Potential, by Pralhad Gairapipli and Simone Galimberti (rep 31/10/2021)

Children with disabilities out of school in Karnali : For a lack of special classes, trained teachers and supporting physical infrastructure, disabled children in the province are deprived of basic education, by Jyotee Katuwal (kp 10/10/2021)

Guideline for increasing accessibility of differently-abled persons (ht 30/09/2021), Govt allocates grants for differently-abled people (ht 06/10/2021)

Barriers to inclusive education : In Nepal, the right to quality, inclusive education is still a pipedream for girls with disabilities, especially in remote rural areas, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 17/09/2021)

Government office buildings in Salyan are not disabled friendly : There are around 5,000 individuals living with disabilities in the district and most of them face difficulties in availing services from government offices, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 14/09/2021)

Nepal's first autism special school in Chitwan district (ht 04/09/2021)

For queer people with disabilities, the path to acceptance is more arduous : They face more prejudices in the forms of queerphobia and ableism, activists say, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 03/09/2021)

People with disabilities left out of Covid-19 vaccination drive : Although the government has decided to inoculate people with disabilities,  vaccines are not accessible to all in the target group, by Biplab Maharjan (kp 08/08/2021)

This teacher is making Nepali Sign Language accessible to all : A sign language teacher for 21 years, Hari Prasad Adhikari has been actively making videos on Nepali Sign Language on YouTube for the last five years, by Ankit Khadgi (kp 30/07/2021)

Inclusive education for the blind : It is their right, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 15/07/2021)

Lockdown has been especially hard on Valley’s visually-impaired persons : Most of the visually-impaired persons in the Valley were employed in the informal sector, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/06/2021)

People with disabilities facing the brunt of COVID pandemic (ht 23/05/2021)

Not all disabilities are equal in Nepal : The leaders of the disability movement are mostly from upper castes and those with physical disabilities as opposed to intellectual disabilities, by Henrik Schedin (ae 08/04/2021)

Road office starts disabled-friendly pavement project in Kathmandu, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/04/2021)

Accepting autism : We need to do more to help children with autism cope with their unique challenges (kp 02/04/2021)

Hard life for the disabled : Nepal is failing to adequately protect persons with disabilities from discrimination and marginalisation, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 07/01/2021)

Making schools inclusive: Multi-sectoral approach needed, by Simone Galimberti (ht 21/12/2020)

Ensuring employment for persons with disabilities : Only positive discrimination can help persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups to access the job market, by Krishna Gahatraj and Simone Galimberti (rep 16/12/2020)

67 per cent women with disabilities fall victim to violence, states NFDN (ht 07/12/2020)

HURPES aids support to persons with disabilities (kh 04/12/2020)

Disability rights during Covid-19 crisis : Why are the diverse needs of persons with disabilities not addressed even during the pandemic? Who are actually responsible for this?, by Obindra B Chand and Sudeep Uprety (rep 03/12/2020)

Enable the disabled : For people with disabilities, the cancel culture they have to endure all their lives is more than frustrating (kp 03/12/2020)

Physically disabled man left to fend for himself (ht 22/11/20210)

Local levels supporting people with disabilities during COVID-19 pandemic (kh 21/11/2020)

Pandemic Leaves Deaf Students At Greater Disadvantage (rn 05/10/2020)

Ensure Education For Hearing-Impaired Students, by Kiran Chalise (rn 29/09/2020)

Pandemic makes life tougher for children with autism and Down syndrome : The Covid-19 crisis has only exacerbated already existing challenges for children with development challenges—and there are no easy solutions in sight, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 09/09/2020)

New rules guarantee rights of differently-abled persons (ht 24/08/2020)

People with disabilities who depend on daily income suffer due to nationwide lockdown: They don’t get relief from municipalities because they don’t have local IDs, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/04/2020)

Rs 1.86 billion program to address disability rolled out in Province 1 (rep 18/03/2020)

Listening to the hearing impaired, by Nunuta Rai (nt 24/01/2020)

Hearing for the deaf, seeing for the blind: Sarah Giri shares how she began helping Nepal’s deaf and blind communities contribute to society, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 24/01/2020)

Govt to set up model villages for senior citizens, disabled persons (ht 17/01/2020)

No city for disabled: Imagine having to share the same unsafe roads by a wheelchair bound person, or those with other types of assistive devices who are forced to walk on the roads instead of pavements, by Amod Pyakuryal (rep 13/01/2020)

At this school on Capital’s outskirts, blind students are setting sights on higher goals: Prithvi Narayan Secondary School caters to 14 blind students from a hostel run by a man who himself lost his eyesight at the age of 20, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/01/2020)

Adults with Down syndrome don’t just need sympathy—they need jobs: A job can provide people with Down syndrome with not just an income but also a sense of belonging and identity, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 05/01/2020)

For students with disabilities, there are few places to turn to for an education: Few institutions have complied with the rule for all schools to be disabled-friendly, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 02/01/2020)

People with disabilities in Province 1 find ways to be independent: Currently, there are 300,000 people with disabilities across the country. Among them, 94,640 are in Province 1, by Deo narayan Sah (kp 29/12/2019)

Children with disabilities benefit from health camp in Kalikot: The health camp offered free medical exams, medicines, physiotherapy and mobility aids, by Tularam Pandey (kp 28/12/2019)

Senior citizens, single women and people with disabilities deprived of social security allowance in Siraha: They have been protesting in front of the Bhagawanpur Rural Municipality office for the past two days, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 19/12/2019)

NHRC concerned about status of its recommendation on differently-abled (ht 04/12/2019)

Accessibility for inclusion: For those living with disabilities, by Pralhad Gairapipli (ht 03/12/2019)

Cultural Relativism & Persons With Disabilities, by Mukunda Hari Dahal (rn 02/12/2019)

State is doing little for people with disabilities, yet some are leading fulfilling lives: Although many organisations offer skill training to differently-abled, their efforts are not enough, officials say, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/11/2019)

School keeps deaf students of different grades in same class: Teachers at Tribhuvan Jana Secondary School in Salyan say that they lack resources to run separate classes for the deaf students, by Biplav Maharjan (kp 11/11/2019)

Communication barrier a major hurdle for the deaf: Unless the Nepali sign language becomes more widely used, deaf people in the country will keep having a difficult time pursuing their ambitions, by Prakash Baral (kp 10/11/2019)

A wheelchair user trying to get an education against all odds: A brother and sister duo make their way to school every morning with the brother helping his sister on the wheelchair, by Pratap Rana Magar (kp 27/10/2019)

Maintain uniformity in disability ID card: MoFAGA (ht 31/08/2019)

For limbless children, this organisation is here to lend a hand: e-Nable Nepal is providing free 3D printed artificial hands to children without one, by Anup Ojha (kp 22/08/2019)

For disabled in Valley, overcoming odds a daily struggle, by Aditi Baral (kp 06/08/2019)

Pokhara city office is not disabled-friendly, by Bina Thapa (kp 17/07/2019)

Disabled-friendly schools and hostels opened in Baglung: Schools have set the target to bring every disabled child  into the education system, by Prakash Baral (kp 07/07/2019)

With few options for education and employment, deaf community remains limited to service jobs and skilled work: The development of a Nepali Sign Language and dedicated schools have helped  but there is much more that could be done, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 23/06/2019)

People with disability: Do we care?, by Srijana Kattel (ht 21/06/2019)

Coping with intellectual disability: Govt, NGOs should help, by Pushpa Priya (ht 13/05/2019)

People in wheelchairs demolish recently built sidewalks, demand disabled-friendly infrastructure, by Anish Regmi (kp 29/03/2019)

People with disabilities protest against reduction of quota in civil service, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/03/2019)

Free distribution of disability aids hit by fund crunch: National Disabled Fund lacks components to build artificial limbs, crutches and wheelchairs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/02/2019)

Govt urged not to reduce reservation quota for disabled (rep 13/02/2019)

Country’s only library for visually impaired has no visitors: National Braille Library at Thapathali hosts over 25,000 English language books from a host of genres but lacks dictionary, internet and blind-friendly software, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/01/2019)

Technology for the disabled: Maximising opportunities, by Rajesh Man KC (ht 10/01/2019)

Shortage of trained teachers for children with disability, by Balika Maden (rep 03/01/2019)

Using public transport an ordeal for disabled people, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 30/12/2018)

Lack of disabled-friendly infrastructures mars education sector, by Shuvam Dhungana (rep 24/12/2018)

Infrastructure in Valley inaccessible to differently-abled (rep 13/12/2018)

Making adventure accessible: Tourism is not only for the able-bodied, by Obindra B Chand (kp 12/12/2018)

Maths, Science exams a big worry for blind students using braille, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 08/12/2018)

Disabled people to campaign for inclusion across the country: 513,321 disabled people live in Nepal, according to 2011 census, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/12/2018), Count them in: The state must take ownership over empowering differently-abled people (kp 03/12/2018), Getting noticed: For people with disabilities, the realisation of their basic human rights is a huge challenge, by Rajesh Man KC (kp 03/12/2018), Rally amplifies needs of people with disabilities (kp 04/12/2018)

For those living with disabilities, navigating Kathmandu is nightmare, by Bibhu Luitel (kp 21/11/2018)

Elections and disability: Disabled communities in Nepal are disenfranchised before, during, and after elections, by Gianna Francesca M Catolico (rep 18/11/2018)

Tailoring skills empower physically-challenged women, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 07/11/2018)

Seeing in the darkness: In Nepal, many people with impaired vision or blindness are needlessly deprived of accessing vision rehabilitation services, by Mahesh Kumar Dev (rep 08/10/2018)

Disenfranchised citizen: Every citizen has the right to a good education, even the visually impaired, by Parbishi Mishra (kp 03/10/2018)

Construct disabled-friendly infrastructure: MoFAGA (ht 24/09/2018)

Disabled children in Nepal facing barriers to quality education: HRW (ht 15/09/2017)

Disability and poverty: Breaking the ugly nexus; Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities in Nepal are caught in endless poverty cycle. They need to be  rescued from that trap, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 03/09/2018)

Local units asked to furnish report rights of people with disabilities (kp 02/09/2018)

Even govt offices are not disabled-friendly, by Bira Gadal (rep 18/08/2018)

Differently abled deprived of ID cards (ht 28/07/2018)

Nepal Association of the Blind celebrates silver jubilee (rep 21/07/2018)

Civil servants with disabilities object to proposal to decrease reservation quota (rep 08/07/2018)

A new beginning: Inclusion of differently-abled people will renew the national dialogue on development narrative, by Rurik Marsden and Tomoo Hozumi (kp 02/07/2018)

Lack of disabled-friendly buildings a problem in Jumla, by DB Budha (rep 13/06/2018)

Budget fails to impress differently-abled people: Government makes grand plans every year, ‘but never implements them’ (kp 31/05/2018)

Get them onboard: Majority of marginalized children and children with disabilities remain excluded, by Deepak Raj Sapkota (rep 31/05/2018)

Sign Language Dictionary unveiled (ht 29/05/2018)

Children with disabilities: Get them to schools, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 02/05/2018)

Disability inclusion: Political participation, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 09/04/2018)

Uniquely human: Autism is being recognised as a serious disability thanks to the work of a group of parents with afflicted kids, by Simone Galimberti (kp 05/04/2018)

The right of passage: There are more facilities for the visually impaired, but there is a long way for full mobility, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 30/03/2018)

Walk the talk: Though Asian countries have ratified CRPD, not much has been done by the governments for persons with intellectual disabilities, by Dev Datta Joshi (rep 20/03/2018)

Disabled persons call for inclusive info technology (kp 19/03/2018)

More than words: Simply relying on NGOs will not allow the disabled to achieve self-sustainability and equal rights, by Simone Galimberti (kp 13/03/2018)

Sajha rolls out disabled-friendly bus in the Valley, by Anup Ojha (kp 08/03/2018)

Inclusive health services: Caring for women with disabilities, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 28/02/2018)

Meaningful measures: Despite having legal measures that address issues in disability, multidimensional implementation has been lacking, by Obindra B. Chand (kp 18/02/2018)

‘Build disabled-friendly public infrastructure’ (ht 01/02/2018)

Inaccessible justice: Persons with disabilities, in addition to facing barriers in enjoying human rights, also face hurdles accessing justice, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 30/01/2018)

Dolakha children with physical disability in dire need of helping hand, by Gokarna Prasad Bhandari (ht 07/01/2018)

Rolling on: Young Nepali entrepreneurs have built an electric wheelchair that could potentially revolutionise differently abled lives, but how would it fare on Kathmandu’s chaotic streets?, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 06/01/2018)

Enabling the disabled, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 05/01/2018)

Against all odds: One woman’s quest to make basic education available to thousands of visually-impaired across the country, by Abijeet Pant (kp 31/12/2017)

Destitute couple worried about future of differently-abled sons, daughter (ht 31/12/2017)

Written off: Due to associative costs and lack of equal opportunity, the disabled are poorer than the rest of the population, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 29/12/2017)

Breaking barrier: Placing persons with disabilities under guardianship is a violation of human rights, it is unfair and unnecessary, by Dev Datta Joshi (rep 26/12/2017)

‘SDGs crucial for rights of disabled’ (kp 19/12/2017)

Forgotten girls: The forms of violence to which girls with disabilities are subjected to in rural Nepal are many, by Dev Datta Joshi (rep 17/12/2017)

Equality before the law: Govt must examine all areas of law to ensure persons with disabilities have unbiased right of legal capacity, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 06/12/2017)

Call to protect rights of disabled: 80 per cent of the disabled people are illiterate (kp 04/12/2017)

Visually impaired students deprived of joy of reading (ht 03/12/2017)

Second coming: Differently abled athletes are shining at international competitions, but their achievements have largely gone unacknowledged, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 02/12/2017)

Blind people call for secret voting rights (kp 16/11/2017)

50pc disabled people deprived of ID cards (ht 28/10/2018) [related to Nawalparasi district]

Ensure construction of disabled-friendly infrastructure, local levels told (ht 25/10/2017)

Disabled people leading inspirational lives, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 24/10/2017)

Disabled people guaranteed right to political participation (ht 16/10/2017)

Hearing-impaired children deprived of education (ht 15/10/2017)

Enabling Act: The definition of person living with disabilities has now been overhauled, overcoming, once for all, the paternalistic welfare approach to disability, by Simone Galimberti (rep 14/09/2017)

People with disabilities: Access to justice, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 11/09/2017)

Reconceiving the second sex: Nepal must protect reproductive health rights of women with disabilities, by Dev Datta Joshi (kp 05/09/2017)

Right to vote: Ensure accessible polling booths so that persons with disabilities are not disenfranchised, by Pragya Lamsal (kp 01/09/2017)

Blind people face difficulty opening bank accounts, by Bina Thapa (kp 30/08/2017)

Reading software to aid blind and visually impaired (kp 22/08/2017)

Inclusive response: People with disabilities are more vulnerable in disasters due to their impairment, existing barriers and lack of information, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 22/08/2017)

Paving the way: Creating genuine opportunities for all vulnerable youth groups is the next important step, by Simone Galimberti (kp 18/08/2017)

Act of hope: Long-neglected issue of mental health and developmental disabilities has been given due space in new disability Act, by Simone Galimberti (rep 13/08/2017)

Academic Accommodations For Disabled, by Dev Datta Joshi (rn 05/08/2017)

No safe roads in Pokhara for disabled, by Santosh Subedi (rep 03/08/2017)

Bill moots free education for persons with disabilities (ht 30/07/2017), ‘Pass Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill’ (ht 31/07/2017)

Article of faith: Implementation of articale 12 of CRDP will empower people with disabilities in all aspects of life, by Dev Datta Joshi (rep 30/07/2017)

Physically, mentally challenged boy living in cage for a decade (ht 15/07/2017)

Reasonable accommodation: Great landmark, by Datta Joshi (ht 04/07/2017)

Bouncing back: Polio crippled their limbs, but not their will, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 30/06/0217)

Disabled people seek equality (ht 24/06/2017)

Disabled deprived of identity cards, by Gokarna Prasad Bhandari (ht 11/06/2017)

Behind the curve, by Dev Datta Joshi (rep 10/06/2017)

Assisted living facility: The big gap, by Samridhi Rana Thapa (ht 29/05/2017)

Inclusive education: A must for disabled, by Dev Datta Joshi (ht 25/05/2017)

Burns victims face humiliation (ht 24/04/2017)

School for disabled struggles to continue, by Arjun Bhushal (rep 05/04/2017)

Education for disabled: Our curriculum is still not disable-friendly and hence not accessible to children with visual and hearing impairments, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 05/04/2017)

Attention engineers: New buildings are coming up all over, but most are not accessible to disabled people, by Simone Galimberti (kp 30/03/2017)

17-yr-old writes with leg in SEE (rep 18/03/2017)

Quality education for girls and women with disabilities stressed (kp 08/03/2017)

Calls to make infrastructure in Valley wheelchair-friendly (kp 02/03/2017)

It’s all in the signs, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 24/02/2017)

Disabled people hit by road expansion, Melamchi works, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/02/2017)

Visually impaired struggle to open bank account, by Rameshchandra Adhikari (kp 19/02/2017)

Turning a blind eye to deafness: Many instances of deafness could be prevented if the government took the problem seriously, by Dhundi Raj Poudel (kp 08/02/2017)

Ministries asked to develop disabled-friendly infrastructure (kp 03/02/2017)

Inclusive education: Disabled students should be equipped with basic academic and adequate life skills, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 03/02/2017)

Govt to lessen woes of people with disabilities (ht 31/01/2017)

Lack of Braille textbooks leaves visually impaired students worried, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 30/01/2017)

13 disabled-friendly buses launched: City Metro Yatayat Pvt Ltd is the first private company to introduce disabled-friendly buses in Kathmandu (kp 28/01/2017)

Road widening drive adds to woes for wheelchair users, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 28/01/2017)

The uncertainty of tomorrow: Children with disability need a secure future even when their parents are gone, by Samridhi Rana Thapa (kp 25/01/2017)

Mainstreaming disability: Existing social protection measures in Nepal are far from adequate to benefit the disabled persons, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 21/01/2017)

Disabled, elderly at Parbat village get benefit cards, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 12/01/2017)

Family with 6 blinds: Why no red disability ID cards for us?, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 07/01/2017)

Making room: Accessibility and inclusion are a national  issue, addressing which will benefit everyone, by Simone Galimberti (kp 01/01/2017)

Disabled kids still lack access to education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 31/12/2016)

Hard of hearing people demand disabled status (kp 27/12/2016)

Visually impaired unable to open bank accounts in Pokhara, by Bharat Koirala (ht 18/12/2016)

Charity concert to be held for visually impaired students: About 2 per cent of the total population of the country has some form of disability (ht 17/12/2016)

Human Rights Summit of Persons with Disabilities begins (ht 13/12/2016)

Conference aims to promote inclusive education (ht 08/12/2016)

Rights of disabled: ‘Draft bill has excluded the concerns of deaf and mute’ (kp 03/12/2016), Differently abled continue their struggle for rights (ht 03/12/2016), Rights activists demand equal opportunities for differently abled (ht 05/12/2016), Mindset needs to change: There are numerous obstacles to inclusive education for children with disabilities; Disabled people are often subjected to inhuman treatment and are largely perceived as requiring charity as opposed to rights, by Devdatta Joshi (kp 07/12/2016)

Seeing the world through inner eyes, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 03/12/2016)

The indifference for the different, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 02/12/2016)

Bajhang’s disabled man struggles for wheelchair, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/11/2016)

‘Disabled-friendly public toilets needed’ (ht 25/11/2016)

Rights of people with disabilities: New bill ignores reproductive health rights; The bill briefly touches upon reproductive right but is silent on reproductive health rights of women living with disabilities (kp 22/11/2016)

Public toilets of no use to visually impaired (ht 20/11/2016)

One person one rupee can enable a disabled, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 19/11/2016)

Dadeldhura disabled deprived of identity cards (ht 30/10/2016)

Not working: Many financial cooperatives in Nepal are not open for business for vulnerable and disadvantaged youths, by Simone Galimberti (kp 07/10/2016)

Disabled have poor access to health services: Report (rep 19/09/2016)

Blades of gold: Recognising persons with disabilities in the sport sector would be a positive step towards their inclusion in society, by Simone Galimberti (kp 07/09/2016)

Changing the debate: Issues related to over a billion people living with disabilities are often treated as stand-alone, isolated from other social problems, by Simone Galimberti (rep 01/08/2016)

The rebound: Uplifting the status of people with disabilities through sports, by Smriti Basnet (nt 24/06/2016)

‘Disability significant in 10-14 age group’, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/06/2016)

Empowering sports: Sports offer an opportunity for persons living with disabilities to connect with the rest of the society, by Simone Galimberti (rep 31/05/2016)

Infra to be made disabled-friendly (kp 29/05/2016)

Inclusion for the disabled: Development organisations need to open up their programmes for people with disabilities, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 27/04/2016)

Sajha to introduce disabled-friendly bus (kp 20/04/2016)

My autistic brother: Let us get on this road together to eliminate taboos associated with development disorders, by Kritika Lamsal (kp 01/04/2016)

Let them in: Companies being inclusive towards persons with disabilities makes business sense, by Simone Galimberti (kp 27/03/2016)

Call to ensure construction of disabled-friendly infrastructure: Persons with disability are living in poverty and scarcity in Nepal (ht 18/03/2016), Seeing it a different way: There is a long way to go in ensuring full mobility for the visually impaired on streets that are dangerous even for sighted people, by Smriti Basnet (nt 18/03/2016)

‘Ensure education, jobs to visually-impaired women’ (ht 13/03/2016)

Few jobs for visually impaired: Nepal Blind Association says out of around 100,000 visually impaired women in the country only 134 are employed, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 12/03/2016)

DPM Mainali ‘handicaps’ National Disabled Fund: Move to block funds affecting people with disabilities, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/03/2016)

Disabled demand for more space to their issues in media (rep 10/03/2016)

In the world’s eyes: Blind people are shown as being stupid, sinful and plain bad luck in most literatures, by Pawan Ghimire (kp 04/03/2016)

Differently-abled deprived of access to information (ht 24/02/2016)

Books with pictures in Braille for schoolchildren (kp 23/02/2016)

Disabled ‘denied’ SRH facilities (kp 16/02/2016)

Disabled sports: It is high time we started playing hard ball to make the country more open, diverse and just for the disabled, by Simone Galimberti (kp 28/01/2016)

Teen with disability rescued from barn (ht 28/01/2016)

A new hope: Disability and poverty reinforce each other, but assistive devices could help enhance capabilities of victims who lost limbs during the April earthquakes (kp 16/01/2016)

Let them in: It is crucial to ensure that disabled people benefit from the policies made for them, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 15/12/2015)

Have skill, will work: Concrete actions to offer jobs to youths with disabilities are all doable and possible, by Simone Galimberti (kp 29/11/2015), Equally able: If disabled people receive the support they deserve, they can go beyond themselves in many ways, by Nitish Raj Pathak (kp 29/11/2015)

Lift the burden: The state must lead the efforts to rehabilitate and integrate the physically challenged in society, by Sandhya Regmi (kp 10/11/2015)

Sports for a cause Pay attention: Join hands with the Madhesis who are fighting to end ethnic discrimination Nepal’s flag could fly high at Paralympics in a few years if it invests in disability sports, by Simone Galimberti (kp 08/10/2015)

The missing millions: Programmes for the disabled must be redesigned to employ persons with disabilities, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 26/10/2015)

Right to read: The new government should facilitate the access of visually impaired people to published works, by Pratyush Nath Upreti and Asmita Dhital (kp 18/10/2015)

Visually-impaired man operates grinding mill to look after family, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 16/10/2015)

Fault in the system: It is time to review and improve the assistance provided by the government to support disabled citizens, by Kristie Drucza (kp 29/09/2015)

Give them a way: While rebuilding Kathmandu, we need to turn it into a disabled-friendly city, by Stéphane Huët (nt 25/09/2015)

Leave no one behind: Planners should focus on people with disabilities to ensure inclusive development, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 17/09/2015)

Several kids at school for deaf in Dolakha have severe ailments, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 15/09/2015)

Life of dignity, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 12/09/2015)

Disabled people want friendly spaces (kp 31/08/2015)

Visually impaired deprived of access to web, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 25/08/2015)

Veggie farming changes life of differently-abled (ht 20/08/2015)

New constitution: Disabled people stage demos demanding political rights (kp 04/08/2015))

Wheelchair-friendly toilets for differently abled (ht 09/07/2015)

Disabled community leaders demand political rights (kp 05/07/2015)

NFD stresses on disabled friendly infrastructure, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 18/06/2015)

Quake worsens life’s raw deal for disable girl, by Rohit Rai (rep 18/06/2015)

Long, hard road for disabled quake survivors (ht 16/06/2015)

Seeing through the darkness: Earthquake experience of the visually impaired, by Anjali Subedi (rep 12/06/2015)

Still waiting: In the post-quake relief effort, little attention has been paid to the plight of the disabled, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 09/06/2015)

Living under the shadow: The relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government have done little to ease the lives of the disabled, by Simone Galimberti (kp 02/06/2015)

Shortage of wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs hits quake disabled, by Arjun Poudel (rep 02/06/2015)

Disability And Development, by Rajesh Man KC (rn 30/05/2015)

Part of the game: Nepal has tremendous opportunities to promotes sport for people living with disabilities, by Simone Galimberti (kp 05/04/2015)

Wheelchair users lament lack of public toilets for the disabled: ay the capital city is not a friendly place to live in when it comes to lavatories (ht 05/04/2015)

Yet to be tapped: All of society must realise the economic potential of youths living with disabilities, by Simone Galimberti (kp 01/03/2015)

Education for disabled children a far cry: Govt yet to categorise types of disabilities to address special needs, by Kokila KC (ht 28/02/2015)

Disabled kept in wooden box for past two decades, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/02/2015)

DoR developing disabled-friendly footpaths (ht 05/02/2015)

Visually impaired benefit from computer training, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 17/01/2015)

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