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Title: Understanding disability in Sudan
Authors: Nyerere, Leon
Supervisor: Stienstra, Deborah (Disability Studies)
Examining Committee: Mactavish, Jennifer (Disability Studies) Sibanda, Eliakim M. (History, University of Winnipeg)
Graduation Date: May 2012
Keywords: Disability
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2012
Abstract: Sudan has been at war for decades. As such, many research areas in Sudan have not been investigated. Disability is one of these areas. Although the little literature available indicates that Sudanese have negative attitudes towards disabled people, there is still lack of rich literature on how persons with disabilities are perceived in Sudan. The objective of this exploratory research is to start the process of understanding how people with disabilities in Sudan are perceived by engaging persons with disabilities in identifying barriers hindering them from participating in society and measures they think should be taken in order to overcome the identified barriers. Using a qualitative research design, four adults living with physical disabilities were interviewed. The data obtained was analyzed using a Key Theme Analysis Method. The findings from this study suggest that people with disabilities face many barriers that prevent them from participating in their society. These barriers include: negative stereotypes, unemployment, low economic status, sense of hopelessness, corruption and race and religious factors. I hope findings of this research paper adds to the existing body of literature and reminds disability activists and their allies worldwide the importance of collective efforts to fight against exclusion of disabled people in their respective societies.
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