Research Activities

Research Projects

Disability and Development in the Middle East(2018_1_40_004)

The past research at IDE on “Disability and Development” has covered Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa. The comparative studies shed light on the current situations of people with disabilities, the government policies for them and the organizations for disabled persons in these areas. This new study will conduct the same research for the Middle East. We hope to add the new chapter of “Disability in the Middle East” to The Middle East Area Studies in Japan. Responding to the recent interest and concern for women with disabilities in the world, the research will focus on women with disabilities, who have more disadvantages than women without disabilities, although the latter have faced social inequality and been in poorer situations than men without disabilities in this area. Through the one year preliminary research discussions, we intend to construct a hypothesis on the differences in the social situations of disabled people and the government policies for them in the Middle East and other regions.

April 2018 - March 2019

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Mori Soya
[ Co-researcher ] Kobayashi Masayuki
[ Co-researcher ] Murakami Kaoru
[ Co-researcher ] Nagata Kozue (Professor, Nagoya Gakuin University,Faculty of International Studies)
[ Co-researcher ] Hosoya Sachiko (Assistant Professor, Toho University, Faculty of Nursing)
[ Co-researcher ] Komura Yuta (Post Doc, The University of Tokyo, College of Arts and Sciences)

  • Final Report -in Japanese-