– Inclusion

Group picture of members of DCDD, WO=MEN and Partos with minister Liesje Schreinemacher

On May 9th 2022, a round table discussion took place with Dutch Minister Schreinemacher in collaboration with WO=MEN and Partos. Lieke Scheewe (DCDD coordinator) gave the pitch you can find below, to provide input for the new Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation policy that the Minister will publish at the end of June. Read the

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Poster of Power of Disability Inclusion session with speakers Shuaib Shalklen and Nidhi Goyal. As hosts: Jeroen Kelderhuis, Paulien Bruijn and Lieke Scheewe.

On February 1st, DCDD hosted a successful first Exchange Session on the ‘Power of Disability Inclusion’ with more than 50 participants from 11 different consortia! It was the first of a series of sessions, organised by DCDD in collaboration with the We Are Able! consortium and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim is to explore

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Published on: February 16, 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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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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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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