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Access to Specialised Victim Support Services for Women with Disabilities who have experienced Violence This research is investigating violence against disabled women and their access to specialised women’s support services. Funded through the European Commission’s Daphne III programme and with international leadership from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, the project is...

Debby Phillips The aim of this project is to explore the lives of women labelled as having a “learning difficulty”. I am interested in the processes with which this label braids, or is rejected by, other hidden or visible constructs of self identity. For example, what structural, social and cultural...

Recently Miro Griffiths, Teaching Fellow in Disability Studies, interviewed Michelle Daley, prominent activist. This interview was initially recorded for our MA Disability Studies students, but we are now making it available online (with Michelle’s permission). Michelle and Miro discuss disability activism and intersectionality. There are no subtitles (please note that...

The World Report on Disability estimates that approximately one in five people in the world have some form of ‘disability’ – a characteristic which is strongly associated with socio-economic disadvantage.  3 December was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – an annual event dating back to 1992. The theme for this year...

In April Julia Bahner, postdoctoral research fellow in CDS, visited Japan to present her research and meet with disabled people’s organisations and academics. The trip was arranged by Tomoko Hikuma from Den-en Chofu University, who recently returned to Japan after spending 6 months in Leeds at the Centre for Disability Studies, as a...

Stephen Hallett is the Project Manager of the East Asia disability rights project, U-LEAD Rights Forum. Having focused on disability rights in East Asia for 20 years, Stephen’s in-depth knowledge and many years of working and living in China promises to make this new project a real asset to the School...

CDS hosted a seminar on ‘Disabled People’s Access to Finance and Control of Money’. Disabled people often face particular problems gaining access to money and exercising freedom in using it. The seminar provided an exchange of recent research and developments regarding: hate crime and financial abuse, gendered financial abuse and plans for the...

Dr Mark Priestley A three-year programme of research, funded by a personal ESRC Fellowship Award (number R000271078) – from June 1999 to May 2002. Summary The research investigated the relationship between disability, generation and the life course, with a particular emphasis on the impact of social policies. The legislative framework...

Elly Macha Basically this study is concerned to gain a fuller understanding of the struggle that Tanzanian visually impaired women have faced in gaining a place in school and obtaining an education, the benefits that they perceive an education to give them, the changes that they believe are necessary to...