Accessibility to Power: Framing of the Disability Rights Movements in India and Nepal

Henrik Schedin Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development Journal (DCIDJ) (2017) CC
This paper explores the effect of inherent social inequalities on disability rights movements and their political activities in India and Nepal. The situation for persons with disabilities is similar in both countries. Many social and cultural phenomena coincide, and laws and policies are currently being formulated in line with the human rights agenda. In order to understand the current situation and the envisioned future for persons with disabilities, it is important to probe how, and under what circumstances, the disability issue is framed.