The 2nd International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Asia

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Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya

Jalan Veteran Malang

Kec. Lowokwaru, Jawa Timur 65145

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The 2nd International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Asia will be held in Malang, 24-25 September 2019.

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Welcome to the attendee registration page for the 2nd International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Asia!

The 2nd International Conference on Disability and Diversity in Asia organised jointly by the Law Faculty of Brawijaya University, La Trobe Law School, Pusat Studi Layanan Disabilitas (PSLD) and AIDRAN will be held in Malang, 24-25 September 2019.

We hope to welcome you as a conference attendee in Malang this September. Tickets are free and will allow you to attend all panels and talks during the conference. We have got several prestigious and international speakers lined up and we look forward to exchanging knowledge with you!

Conference theme: Theorizing Advocacy and Research for Disability Policy and Social Inclusion

Background

It is estimated that 60 percent of the worlds’ 650 million persons with disabilities live in Asia and the Pacific. Around 30 countries in Asia have ratified the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Countries who have ratified the convention are obliged to adopt domestic laws that are not discriminatory, and protect the rights of people with disabilities to a life of respect, freedom, independence, and equality. Asia is a region rich with diverse populations, where history, politics, religion and the legal landscape provide unique experiences and practices of diversity and disability inclusion. Asia’s colonial past informs the development of its socio-political and legal practices, which in turn influence efforts towards social inclusion. This landscape we believe forms a key consideration for policy research on disability advocacy, with scholarship on the socio-legal and cultural understanding of local practices being an important factor shaping the emergence of disability advocacy and disability studies.

With growing interest in policy reform to eliminate barriers for disability inclusion in the Asian context, this conference offers an opportunity for scholars, advocates and policy specialists to share their research, knowledge, and experience working on various discipline that enhance disability inclusion at both the policy and social level. The discussion at the conference will provide an opportunity to reveal the unique experiences of communities, government and development specialists in Asia in the processes that engage, promote and enact practices of inclusion.

This initiative is sponsored by the Faculty of Law at Brawijaya University, La Trobe Law School, and the Knowledge Sector Initiative.

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Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya

Jalan Veteran Malang

Kec. Lowokwaru, Jawa Timur 65145

Indonesia

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