Learning Session by DCDD -  Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development:

Amplifying Voices of People with Disabilities
11 April 2019 | 15:30 - 17:00 | In het Koorenhuis, Den Haag

People with disabilities around the world are increasingly raising their voice and claiming their rights. Nothing About Us Without Us has become a popular call for accountability. 

Yet, as studies by DCDD members show, most people with a disability are still facing many barriers in communicating with authorities and finding their way through policy mechanisms. What exactly are these challenges? What are success factors for effective advocacy for disability inclusion? 

What can we learn from ongoing initiatives, such as Breaking down Barriers, Communication Matters, and Change the Game? And how do we amplify these voices at an international level? Come, share and learn! 


15:00  Walk in 
15:30  Intro: from charity to rights

  • Case 1: Breaking down Barriers and Voices for Inclusion - by Liliane Foundation
  • Case 2: Communication Matters! - by Light for the World
  • Case 3: Change the Game - by Wilde Ganzen

16.10  Linkages: North / South Lobby, discussion and exchange
16:50  Closing remarks
17:00  Drinks and snacks


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