Voices from Vietnam: experiences of children and youth with disabilities, and their families, from an Agent Orange affected rural region

Ngo, Anh D., Brolan, Claire, Fitzgerald, Lisa, Pham, Van and Phan, Ha (2013) Voices from Vietnam: experiences of children and youth with disabilities, and their families, from an Agent Orange affected rural region. Disability and Society, 28 7: 955-969. doi:10.1080/09687599.2012.741516


Author Ngo, Anh D.
Brolan, Claire
Fitzgerald, Lisa
Pham, Van
Phan, Ha
Total Author Count Override 5
Title Voices from Vietnam: experiences of children and youth with disabilities, and their families, from an Agent Orange affected rural region
Journal name Disability and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0968-7599
1360-0508
Publication date 2013-10
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09687599.2012.741516
Volume 28
Issue 7
Start page 955
End page 969
Total pages 15
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This study examines the experiences of young people with disabilities from ethnic minorities, and their families, in central Vietnam. The study is set in an area contaminated by Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Data were gathered from interviews with youth with disabilities and interviews and focus groups with mothers who had children with disabilities. Respondents expressed confronting multiple barriers to inclusion, education, health and well-being similar to other persons with disabilities and their families from around the world. Participants sought broad-ranging human rights as they described experiencing stigmatization and marginalization from negative social reaction toward disabilities and by residing in a location known for dioxin contamination. The participants' voices are not only important in informing program responses to support implementation of Vietnam's new National Law on Persons with Disabilities, but also timely as the US government considers proposed legislation providing material support for Vietnamese nationals affected by Agent Orange.
Keyword Agent Orange
Disability
Ethnic minority
Vietnam
Youth
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published: 23 November 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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