Leave No One Behind in Education: Advocating for disability rights in Nepal

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Leave No One Behind in Education: Advocating for disability rights in Nepal

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dc.contributor.author Madelene, Henriksgård
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-25T13:52:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-25T13:52:32Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/31346
dc.description.abstract Despite international regulations such as the Convention of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the global Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030, everyone does not have the same rights to education. Children with disabilities are the most marginalised and excluded groups in society and also overrepresented among those who are not in school. Disability rights advocates are advocating for children with disabilities having the right to education and discovering new ways of making their voices heard through digital media. This degree project explores how these advocates act as change agents in the Nepal disability rights movement, with a focus on communication and the role of media. Through the lens of communication for development and social change, the theoretical framework outlines advocacy communication for social justice, and social movements as ‘experience movements’. The material was collected during a two months field study in Nepal between March and May 2019. A qualitative study was conducted with interviews as the primary method (semi-structured and focus group discussions) and field observation as secondary. The findings suggest that advocacy communication was used by all advocates and that digital media and information communication technology provided the potential to reach new audiences, without replacing the public sphere. Language and voice were highlighted as invaluable for effective communication. The movement was not limited to special education, rather advocated for equity, access and participation in quality education for all children. Digital, policy and behavioural changes were seen; people now talk about children with disabilities and inclusive education. Challenges for the movement (i.e. budget, human resources, collaborations, voice, defined target group(s), data collection) still persisted, nevertheless improved collaborations between the government and the disability people's organisations outlined a will for improvement in participation and empowerment. en_US
dc.format.extent 59 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle sv_SE
dc.subject Communication for Development and Social Change en_US
dc.subject Advocacy communication en_US
dc.subject Social Movements en_US
dc.subject Media en_US
dc.subject Voice en_US
dc.subject Participation en_US
dc.subject Disability en_US
dc.subject Inclusive Education en_US
dc.subject Disability Rights Movement en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.title Leave No One Behind in Education: Advocating for disability rights in Nepal en_US
dc.type H1 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok SocialBehaviourLaw en_US
dc.contributor.examiner Tobias, Denskus
dc.contributor.supervisor Anders, Hög-Hansen
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 K3
mahlocal.xprt.program Communication for development
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