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Relevance of CBR for the Asia-Pacific Region

By San Yuenwah

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<p>While the focus of CBR action is at the community level, it is pertinent to note some of the Asia-Pacific region’s overall development trends. In an interconnected world, these trends have significant implications for the practice of CBR and its advancement in the region.</p><p>This paper discusses how CBR could give impetus to a community-supported self-help movement for change. The paper presents seven prisms for akaleidoscopic view to highlight some parameters that are unique to the Asia-Pacific scenario for CBR. The relevance of CBR for this region is discussed in relation to two groups of issues: the first refers to chronic issues of poverty, hunger and inequalities; and the second, to dramatic emerging challenges, from urbanisation to the current economic scenario.</p

Topics: CBR, Asia-Pacific, Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, HV1-9960, Social Sciences, H, DOAJ:Social and Public Welfare, DOAJ:Sociology, DOAJ:Social Sciences, Vocational rehabilitation. Employment of people with disabilities, HD7255-7256
Publisher: VU e-Publishing
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.5463/dcid.v23i1.114
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:17b0ce3388a84e9ba68f4d33304cd6cc
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