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Realising economic and social rights for children with communication and swallowing disability: Sustainable Development Goals 1, 8 and 10

journal contribution
posted on 2023-02-20, 03:20 authored by S Weir, A Arstein-Kerslake, T Eadie, K McVilly
Purpose: This commentary describes the economic disempowerment of children with communication and/or swallowing disability and outlines why attending to their economic and social needs is essential for the realisation of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030. Result: Children with communication and/or swallowing disability encounter intersectional disempowerment on account of both their disability, and their status as children. In particular, they experience unique barriers to the realisation of their economic and social rights. This presents a number of challenges to the realisation of Agenda 2030, and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Drawing on the broader disability rights and child rights literature, we outline these issues, and describe four empowering solutions, within the scope of this special issue commentary. Conclusion: We describe that speech-language pathologists must interpret the discussion of these issues as a call to action for our profession. This commentary focusses on the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals of, No Poverty (SDG 1), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), and Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), and also addresses the goals of Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Good Health and Well-Being (SDG 3), Quality Education (SDG 4), Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).

History

Journal

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

Location

England

ISSN

1754-9507

eISSN

1754-9515

Language

English

Publisher

TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD