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Published on: Oct 27, 2020

In the article below, Gerlinde Schmidt sheds light on the situation of asylum seekers with disabilities in The Netherlands – a topic which generally receives little attention and still has many ‘unknowns’. This year Gerlinde successfully completed her studies, with her thesis on disability inclusion in the Dutch asylum procedure, while

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Published on: Sep 24, 2020

The COVID-19 approach calls for international solidarity between countries and between population groups. DCDD endorses Partos’ statement: “Corona makes inequality mercilessly visible and reinforces it. That is why we and our members believe that in the international fight against the coronavirus, attention for the most vulnerable should come first. In addition

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Published on: Aug 31, 2020

In 2019, DCDD has awarded ‘small grants’ to four of its participants for the first time. With the assistance of an independent jury, Dorcas, SOFT tulip, Liliane Foundation and Tunafasi were chosen as the four winning initiatives to carry out projects that promote disability inclusion in low- and middle-income countries. Recently

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Man showing others how to wash hands to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Published on: Apr 8, 2020

Are you looking for disability inclusive COVID-19 response tools? We have assembled a collection of practical tools such as sign-language videos, infographics, easy-read materials and accessible protection methods.

In March 2020, the World Health
Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease,
COVID-19, to be a pandemic, due to the speed

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Published on: Mar 30, 2020

The learning event organized by Tunafasi and the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) brought many people from various backgrounds (researchers, representatives from NGOs and philanthropic funds, journalists, experts and others) together to learn and discuss how to create more inclusive development programs. The learning event is part of

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Published on: 10 Feb 2020

We are pleased to see that in 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to commit to ensuring the needs of people with physical and cognitive disabilities are included in emergency aid, as guided by the humanitarian disability charter and in line with the UN CRPD.

This resulted in an IASC Guideline Workshop with

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