TITLE

Civil Society and Disability Rights in Post-Soviet Ukraine: NGOs and Prospects for Change

AUTHOR(S)
PHILLIP, SARAH D.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Winter2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p275
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article uses an anthropological approach to critically examine the limitations and successes of the contemporary disability rights movement in post-Soviet Ukraine. Case studies of rights legislation and the work of disability advocacy NGOs are detailed to illustrate the paradoxes and problems that imbricate disability rights issues, and the strategies some activists have leveraged to successfully navigate these challenges. The article suggests specific tactics that rights groups in Ukraine might pursue to further enact change in their communities, including pursuing more international partnerships, fielding candidates for political office, and launching informational and image campaigns.
ACCESSION #
36577048

 

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