In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre hosted the webinar “Disability-Inclusive Data in Migration: How far have we come?” on Friday, 3 December.
Since the seminal “World Report on Disability” was published in 2011, some progress has been made on collecting data on persons with disabilities, including on migrants with disabilities. Nevertheless, political, methodological and financial challenges remain some of the largest barriers to collecting and using disability-inclusive migration data.
The webinar addressed the progress of data collection on migrants with disabilities, the challenges that exist, and what the future of disability-inclusive data holds. Speakers presented findings from relevant projects and demonstrate innovative tools for visualizing and sharing data on migrants with disabilities. Learn more on our new thematic page on disability and human mobility: migrationdataportal.org/themes/disability-and-human-mobility