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Research Projects

Disability and Development in Middle East (2019_2_40_017)


Heretofore, research into IDE regarding “disability and development” has covered Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Africa. Comparative studies have shined a light on the current situations of people with disabilities, government policies for such, and organizations focusing on the disabled, in these areas. This new study will do the same, but with research focused on the Middle East. In 2018, we held a preliminary study group and read a few books and articles for preliminary research. We came to understand the recent interest and concern regarding women with disabilities around the world, and this newer research will focus on those that are further disadvantaged when compared to women without disabilities, although this group had to endure social inequality and poorer situations than men without disabilities, in this area. In the second year of this research, we will focus on more concrete  background information regarding such difficult situations.


April 2019 - March 2021

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Mori Soya
[ Co-researcher ] Kobayashi Masayuki
[ Co-researcher ] Murakami Kaoru
[ Co-researcher ] Nagata Kozue (Nagoya Gakuin University, Faculty of International Studies Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Hosoya Sachiko (School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University Assistant Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Komura Yuta (Waseda University, School of Culture, Media and Society Assistant Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Kawagoe Harumi (Peace Winds JapanResident Officer, Parestine)
[ Co-researcher ] Mitsuhiro Osaki (JICA Senior Deputy Director)
[ Co-researcher ] Orr Zvika (Jerusalem College of Technology Professor)
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