Click to Read or Download the Report here: This study audits the extent to which the 2022 election cycle ensured the inclusion of voters and candidates with disabilities. It identifies and reflects on progress, gaps and lessons on the extent and nature of the inclusion, participation and representation of persons with disabilities,in conformity with the Constitution, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,and election statutes. The study shows that while virtually all electoral stakeholders now employ the language of disability-inclusion in their policy frameworks, disability-inclusion too often remains rhetoric not marched by practice.  Read and Download: GUIDELINES ON DISABILITY INCLUSIVE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 These Guidelines aim to support Public Sector Agencies such as county governments, National Government actors and other public institutions in organizing accessible and inclusive public participation activities and processes. This Guide has also been prepared for you as a member of the public who holds a stake in ensuring disability-inclusion in public participation in your county.The guideline focuses on four areas: Access to accessible information for diverse groups. For example, persons with low vision or blind can obviously benefit from documents that make good use of font size, color, contrast and line spacing. However, this also benefits everyone including duty bearers who may find such documents easy to read. Organizing accessible events in in accessible venues. This includes physical access to meeting spaces and planning for sign language. Building the capacity of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities on social accountability Building the capacity of Public Sector Agencies to organize inclusive public engagement. This includes creating an inclusive culture that respects diversity and accessible practices that createthe right atmosphere in meetings. Read and Download: GUIDELINES ON DISABILITY INCLUSIVE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Guide on disability


The Guide on Disability-Inclusive Legislation, Planning and Budgeting in Counties was commissioned by the United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK), which is the umbrella body of organisations of persons with disabilities in the country. It has been developed under the auspices of UDPK’s Amplifying Voices of Women with Disabilities Initiative, which is aimed at equipping women with disabilities in particular, and persons with disabilities in general, with skills on advocacy and social accountability so that they can effectively participate in public participation activities as organized by County Governments and track how persons with disabilities are benefiting from county plans and budget allocations. The Guide’s development supports the aims of UDPK which include building the self-advocacy capacities of organization’s of persons with disabilities. Read and Download: GUIDE-ON-DISABILITY-INCLUSIVE-LEGISLATION-PLANNING-AND-BUDGETING-IN-COUNTIES

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FROM AFFIRMATION TO PRACTICE: ASSESSING A DECADE OF IMPLEMENTING THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYA 2010 FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES …This study, which was commissioned by the United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK), focuses on a decade of implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 for persons with disabilities. Its overall aim is to assess the extent and character of implementation of the Constitution since its promulgation in 2010 in relation to persons with disabilities. Read and Download: FROM AFFIRMATION TO PRACTICE

First and second: Memoranda to the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI)

The purpose of the Memorandum and proposals contained herein are intended to put the views of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya on record so as to elicit appropriate implementation action on the same for their sustainable benefit. The Memorandum has been submitted in response to the public invitation by the Building Bridges to Unity Advisory Taskforce hereinafter “BBI” in exercise of its mandate set out in Kenya Gazette, Vol. CXX—No. 64 of 31st May 2018; Notice No. 5154 dated 24th May 2018. Paragraph 2 (i) of the Gazette Notice provides that “In the performance of its functions, the Task force shall solicit, receive and consider written memoranda or information from the public … Read and Download: .FIRST and SECOND

Memorandum Representation on Kenya Constitution Amendment Bill 2019

This Memorandum has been prepared by the Caucus on Disability Rights Advocacy (CDRA) which is a coalition of stakeholders in disability advocacy and the United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK) which is the national umbrella for organizations of persons with disabilities in response to the call for public consultation by the National Assembly Read and Download: . HERE

Statement of Action

Accelerate Equitable And Quality Inclusive Education For Children And Youth With Disabilities.We commit to supporting nations and communities to realize inclusive education and call on other partners and actors to significantly step up action and show their commitment to delivering on the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals to ‘leave no-one behind’. We aspire for Read and Download: . HERE

Policy brief on Education

The policy analysis was led by ACTS with input from UDPK and UON, the team started by identifying all the relevant policies in the four policy domains. Under education ten (10) policies were identified out of which four were fully analysed. The remaining six underwent content analysis for reference to and mention of disability Read and Download: . HERE

Policy brief on Social Protection

The right to social protection is explicitly guaranteed in the Constitution of Kenya of 2010 (Article 43 [1e]). The representation of children with disability in the Kenya National Children Assembly is also provided for. Additionally, the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) has county officers who are mandated to ensure mainstreaming of disability and inclusivity at county level. Read and Download: . HERE

Policy brief on Health

Kenya’s constitution guarantees the right to health as outlined in Art. 43(1a) which states that ‘every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to healthcare services, including reproductive healthcare’. The Kenya Health Policy (2014-2030) does not explicitly define PWDs but references this in terms of disability-adjusted life-years and the causes of disability Read and Download: . HERE

Policy brief on work and enviroment

Kenya’s commitment to promotion of access to the labour market on an equal basis is evidenced in the different policy instruments. Some of the key instruments include the Employment Act (Revised Edition 2012 [2007]); Kenya National Employment Policy (2014); PWD Act (2003); National Disability Development Fund (NDDF); Article 54 (2) of the Kenya Constitution; Ministry of Labour (MoL) Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017); The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (2015); Labour Regulations Act (2007); Occupational Health and Safety Act (2007) … Read and Download: . HERE

Bridging The Gap Research Summary

Over the course of this three-year project, research teams in four countries (Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia) set out to better understand the relationship between disability and development in each country across four domains (education, health, labour markets and social protection). These countries were chosen as they demonstrate a range of socioeconomic stages of
development. All have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Read and Download: . HERE

2017 IFES Kenya Policy Platform – Women Challenged to Challenge

This policy platform is an advocacy instrument for disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) to engage with national and county governments to ensure the inclusion of women with disabilities in development processes. It was developed with inputs from Kenyan women with disabilities from 18 different organizations. Women Challenged to Challenge organized the formulation of this policy platform, with the support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) through a platform workshop with representatives from women-focused DPOs from various counties in Kenya Read and Download: . HERE

The National Plan of Action

The Plan of Action on Implementation of the Recommendations Made by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Republic of Kenya is prepared by the Government in partnership with disabled peoples’ organisations (DPOs). The Plan of Action is spearheaded by the Ministry of East African Affairs, Labour and Social Protection (MEAL & SP), whose functions include disability matters. Read and Download: . HERE

Open Society Initiative for East Africa

Kenya was reviewed under UNCRPD in August 2015 and a set of concluding observations issued. UDPK, with the support of OSIEA initiated a dialogue with the national government to draw an action plan on the implementation of these concluding observations of UNCRPD Committee of Experts. At the same time, DPOs in Kenya did agree and developed an advocacy and lobbying strategy. DPOs have an advocacy and lobbying strategy in place. Read and Download: . HERE

Policy brief on Health,Education and Labour

A policy analysis on four domains: education, health, labour and social protection for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), in Kenya was conducted under the Bridging the Gap project (Box 1). The analysis was conducted to assess how current national policies, programmes and strategies in, education, health, labour and social protection address poverty, inequality and access to services for disabled adults and children in Kenya. Over 35 policies were identified.Read and Download: . HERE

Turning Intent Into Action: Final Strategies and Priorities Paper

This paper offers guidance to disabled persons organisations, civil society organisations and other non-state stakeholders working on disability matters. It establishes the strategies and priorities which these stakeholders should keep in mind as they engage the State to ensure full implementation of the recommendations made to Kenya by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.Read and Download: .HERE