Seorang lelaki low vision mengoperasikan smartphonenya.

Hari Penglihatan Sedunia 2020

Tunanetra di Indonesia diperkirakan berjumlah sekitar 1,5% dari total jumlah penduduk, atau sekitar 4 juta orang. Hanya 1% dari total penyandang disabilitas yang bekerja di sektor formal. Mayoritas tunanetra bekerja di sektor informal seperti tukang pijat, pedagang, musisi, dan guru. Jumlah penyandang tunanetra yang dapat mengakses pendidikan tinggi diperkirakan berada di bawah 500 orang.

Respon Pemerintah Indonesia dalam Memenuhi Hak Penyandang Disabilitas Selama Pandemi Covid-19

Penyandang disabilitas termasuk salah satu kelompok rentan yang paling terdampak Covid-19. Dampak tersebut terlihat dalam banyak aspek, mulai dari ekonomi, kesehatan, hingga pendidikan. Pandemi memperparah keadaan penyandang disabilitas yang memang kesulitan meskipun di masa sebelum pandemi. Dalam usaha menanggulangi kesulitan di masa pandemi pun kebijakan-kebijakan struktural dan praktiknya masih belum terkategori inklusif bagi penyandang disabilitas.
Children activities in primary education in Indonesia

Progress in Introducing Inclusive Education for Primary and Secondary School in Indonesia

Reform towards achieving an inclusive education sector requires well planned, directed and sustainable pathways. Consistent with this, the Ministry of Education and Culture drafted a Roadmap for the Implementation of Inclusive Education for 2019-2024.

KSI4RDI WEBINAR: Why is a GESI (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion) approach important in research?

The discussion was highly productive and raised important issues concerning inclusion. One attendee discussed how gender and disability can intersect to cause women with disabilities to be further marginalised than their male counterparts and how both gender-based data on disability and gender-based funding could help mitigate this.
Some people standing on stage of World Bipolar Day event

Mental Illness and Psychosocial Disabilities in Indonesia

A quick glance at the state of Indonesia’s mental health care system indicates that there is much room for improvement. There are approximately 1,000 psychiatrists for over 270 million people. The number of clinical psychologists (around 2,000, mostly in private practice), community mental health nurses (around 7,000), and other mental health personnel is limited—clearly insufficient to meet the mental health needs of the country.