Employment

Employers being “smart” on disability

Over at the ILO’s Work in Progress blog, I’ve written about smart employers and disability inclusion. When I worked at the ILO last year they got me a mobility scooter to get around Geneva. If all employers worked this way … Continue reading

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What does work mean to young disabled people in Bangladesh?

In many countries, employment doesn’t always seem to be an urgent issue for disabled people. But in Bangladesh, which has undergone huge social and economic change over the past thirty-plus years, it most certainly is. The economy is changing for … Continue reading

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Making Business Better for Persons with Disabilities

How can we promote employment of persons with disabilities in low and middle-income countries? This is a big focus of what I’ve been working on recently, especially last year. There’s a very difficult context – To begin with it seems … Continue reading

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Way more than we thought: a father, a mechanic, a disabled person and beyond

A few months ago, I’m speaking to Mosharrof on the phone. I’d never met him, but I did know him from a video: A father, a mechanic, a trainer, an entrepreneur and disabled – in that order. It’s less than … Continue reading

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Deaf in Modern India: finding meaning and money

If you’re a young deaf person in urban India, where do you learn? There’s a good chance it isn’t from school. Many deaf people told me that they passed their Secondary School Leaving Certificates without actually learning (and that they … Continue reading

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What type of matchmaking do we want? Linking disabled people and employers (part 2)

Last week I wrote about organisations in India that are working to get disabled people into employment. In this second post, I’ll write about the way the work they do is a different from business-as-normal in the disability sector in … Continue reading

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How to matchmake between disabled people and employers? Experiences from India (part 1)

One of the real concerns for disabled people in Bangladesh is that of employment. At every level, from those who have little or no education, to those with postgraduate degrees, getting and maintaining a livelihood is tough. By choice or … Continue reading

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