Disabilities, Children With—Global South

This entry explores some common conditions and issues arising for children with disabilities in a Global South context. It considers the role of the sociocultural, political, and historical milieu in shaping existing realities and challenges faced by many children with disabilities. In doing so, the entry examines the complex relationship between the Global North and Global South, including the influence of colonialism, homogenization and disability, inclusion, and human rights knowledge/discourse transference. Notably, in this entry, the Global South refers primarily to those Southern countries that were once controlled by imperial powers and, compared with their Northern counterparts, still remain more likely to face poverty, economic exploitation, and dependence.

Disabilities in the Developing World

According to the United Nations, people with disabilities account for 15% of the world’s ...

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