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Gepubliceerd op: 16 Februari, 2022

While the world showed impressive commitments towards disability inclusive international cooperation during the first Global Disability Summit (GDS) in 2018, the pandemic exposed the stark reality that the lives and rights of people with disabilities are deprioritized. Now is the time for the international development community to commit to commit to

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Gepubliceerd op: 15 December, 2021

On November 6 2021, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the biggest climate march the Netherlands has ever known took place in Amsterdam. Over 40.000 people joined the march that started at Dam Square and ended in Westerpark. People from different backgrounds (age, gender, ethnicity, disability) walked together in solidarity

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Gepubliceerd op: 24 November, 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

Gepubliceerd op: 1 November, 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

Gepubliceerd op: 20 Oktober, 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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Foto van een man die op krukken door een vluchtelingenkamp loopt.

Gepubliceerd op: 19 August, 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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