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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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Published on: Jan 14, 2021

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, Tunafasi and Liliane Foundation 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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Lineup of speakers for DCDD's 20 year anniversary

Published on: Dec 3, 2020

“20 years of working and fighting for inclusion of people with disabilities through international cooperation. This deserves a celebration! “ – Minister Sigrid Kaag

In the year 2000, a group of passionate disability inclusion professionals from The Netherlands came together and founded the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD), to learn

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Blind woman in colorful clothes walking with a stick and smiling

Published on: Dec 3, 2020

Despite skewed power relations, the global south has played an important role in the history of international disability policy. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which the Netherlands ratified as one of the last countries in the world, also challenges us to finally take action and

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image with text stating 'disability inclusion in the Dutch Asylum Procedure, an article by Gerlinde Schmidt'

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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man in wheelchair tries to wash his hands at a high sink

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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