About DCDD

Persons with disabilities are disproportionally represented among the poorest people in the world. They face discrimination, stigmatization, and lack of access to human rights. The Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) is thriving to change this. According to DCDD poverty reduction should have a structural effect on people with disabilities in Southern countries. Unfortunately this is often not the case. A twin-track approach is, according to DCDD, the designated generic zoloft way to strengthen the position of people with disabilities in Southern countries. On the one hand, this implies that mainstream development organisations will incorporate people with disabilities in their development programmes and policies in such a way that persons with disabilities are fully included on an equal basis with others. On the other hand, this means that for some persons with disabilities specific support is needed to ensure that they are empowered to participate on an equal accutanegeneric-reviews basis with others. In other words: inclusive if possible and specific if necessary. It is also important that persons with a disability themselves are involved in policy development. DCDD is unique and innovative. There is no other coalition that works clomid side effects towards inclusive development cooperation concerning people with disabilities in the Netherlands. DCDD provides sharing of knowledge and expertise in the field of disability and development cooperation and is capable to mobilise and activate people and organisations in its network. Since 2001 DCDD has developed from a small volunteer working group of only a few inspired people to a large activating network of more than 200 participants, supported by a small professional office. DCDD has made development organisations take note of disability and has contributed to the internationalisation of the Dutch disability sector. DCDD has been able to bring pace and dynamism to debates and exchanges about the situation of people accutane and birth control with disabilities in developing countries, from the point of view of equal rights. DCDD’s expertise of, and focus on, mainstreaming disability may give the Dutch government and development organisations a strong stimulus to catch up.