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Published on: November 24, 2021

How do we ensure that education systems and programmes are inclusive of all children, including children with disabilities? The GCE Café on November 2nd, 2021, brought together members of both the GCE-NL network and the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) to have an exchange on this topic. During the

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Children in school

Published on: November 1, 2021

Education is an important tool for children’s development within society. Unfortunately, children with disabilities are often excluded from education. Half of the estimated 65 million primary and lower secondary-school age children with disabilities in low-income countries are not in school. This needs to change if we want to achieve SDG 4: “inclusive

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Father holding his two kids

Published on: October 20, 2021

Worldwide, over six million children live in residential institutions such as orphanages. And that while 300 convincing studies point out the negative effects of growing up outside a family context and these children are often not orphans at all. Research also shows that Private Initiatives (PIs) and their local partners –

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Photo of a man on crutches walking through a refugee camp, watched by a little girl.

Published on: August 19, 2021

Persons with disabilities often experience barriers in accessing humanitarian response programmes. During disasters, their mortality rate is two to four times higher than that of persons without disabilities. Moreover, the extra risks of violence and abuse which women and children with disabilities face at any time, are exacerbated in times of

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Blind woman stands in front of her house whilst geese peck the ground around her for food.

Published on: May 31, 2021

Our research intern Emanuela is working on creating a practical guide for “disability-inclusive food security programmes in low- and middle-income countries.” The guide is meant to help programme coordinators from ‘mainstream’ NGOs who want to make their food security programmes more disability-inclusive. 

Besides providing some key facts and figures, its most

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African woman carrying a large metal pot on her head

Published on: Feb 19,2021

Access to food and land is a great challenge for people with disabilities worldwide. Social exclusion and inaccessible environments make people with disabilities vulnerable to hunger, malnutrition and the impact of disasters. The COVID-19 crisis not only exposes but also exacerbates these inequalities. To achieve Goal 2, “zero hunger”, of the Sustainable Development Goals

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