Situation Analysis of Children with Disabilities in BiH
The main objective of this situation analysis is to summarise and present, based on available data and research specific to this topic in the country, the facts concerning the status of the rights of children with disabilities in BiH in terms of the realisation of universal rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The study began with a desk review of the available literature related to children with disabilities in BiH. The findings were then strengthened through the incorporation of qualitative data gathering through 32 Key Informant Interviews and 56 Focus Group Discussions held in 14 locations between October and November 2016. The Key Informant Interviews focused on relevant available governmental stakeholders tasked with monitoring and implementing the rights of children with disabilities as well as their key NGO counterparts. Focus group discussions provided a geographically representative view of the situation and children from minority groups were encouraged to participate. Causal and determinant data analysis was completed, often concurrently, and the gathered data was, as much as possible, disaggregated. The analysis presented in this study is baseline evidence for policy advocacy and programming.