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Human rights monitoring in virtual community.

  • Academic Journal
  • El Morr C; American University of Kuwait, Kuwait.
  • Studies in health technology and informatics [Stud Health Technol Inform] 2012; Vol. 180, pp. 798-802.
  • English
  • Holistic disability rights monitoring is essential in order to translate rights on paper into rights in reality for people with disabilities. At the same time, evidence-based knowledge produced through holistic monitoring has to be made accessible to a broad range of groups - researchers, representatives of disability community, people with disabilities, the media, policy makers, general public - and also has to contribute to building capacity within disability community around human rights issues. This article focuses on the design process of a complex Virtual Knowledge Network (VKN) as an operational tool to support mobilization and dissemination of evidence-based knowledge produced by the Disability Rights Promotion International Canada (DRPI-Canada) project. This tool is embedded in the more general framework of the project grounded in a human rights approach to disability and that acknowledges the importance of creating knowledgeable communities in order to make the disability rights monitoring efforts sustainable, advancing thus the decision making process in Canada in order to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Additional Information
Publisher: IOS Press Country of Publication: Netherlands NLM ID: 9214582 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 0926-9630 (Print) Linking ISSN: 09269630 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Stud Health Technol Inform
Original Publication: Amsterdam ; Washington, DC : IOS Press, 1991-
Date Created: 20120810 Date Completed: 20130122 Latest Revision: 20120809

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