Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development - Lobby

Lobby

We promote inclusive aid and trade policies, so that the rights of people with disabilities for equal access, participation and empowerment are embedded in a systematic way.

1Our overall lobby aim is to ensure the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and specifically Article 32 which applies to international cooperation.

2We hold development actors accountable on their international commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’ on the road towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

3Together with our members we set specific lobby goals and we closely cooperate with other advocacy networks, Dutch and international, to achieve them. The timeline below shows which steps towards disability inclusion have been taken since The Netherlands committed to the SDGs and ratified the UN CRPD.

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Timeline

2019

July 2

Aid & Trade Minister Kaag sends a letter to Parliament with an overview of projects which support rights and inclusion of people with disabilities

Minister Sigrid Kaag
“Minister Kaag stuurt een brief over de Nederlandse internationale inzet..Read More

2018

July 24

Ambassador for ‘SRHR and hiv/aids’ Lambert Grijns opens the Disability Networking Zone, hosted by DCDD and IDDC, during the AIDS 2018 conference

Ambassador for ‘SRHR and hiv/aids’ Lambert Grijns opens the Disability Networking Zone
VIDEO @LambertGrijns stresses need for #DisabilityInclusion to #EndAIDS "We have..Read More

June 28

Parliament calls for development of disability inclusion criteria and indicators across all aid & trade policies

Dutch Parliament, "Tweede kamer"
The motion came from Kuik (CDA), Bouali (D66) and Voordewind..Read More

May 18

Minister Kaag commits to disability inclusion in the area of humanitarian aid, and to ‘leave no one behind’ in general, in the policy note on Dutch development aid & trade (2018-2021)

Minister Sigrid Kaag
“The policy document ‘Investing in global prospects’ of Minister Sigrid..Read More

2017

November 23

UN special rapporteur Catalina Devandas visits The Netherlands and talks with the Ministry of Aid & Trade and the national human rights institute about her research on inclusive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Lieke Scheewe, Caroline Slobbe and Catalina Devandas
During the visit, Catalina Devandas speaks at DCDD’s expert meeting..Read More

June 15

Parliament calls for improvement of monitoring to measure the effects of aid policies on marginalized groups, including people with disabilities

Dutch Parliament, "Tweede kamer"
The motion came from Isabelle Diks (GL). Read more in..Read More

March 3

Minister Ploumen sends letter to Parliament on disability inclusion in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and commits to increase efforts to ensure inclusion

Minister Ploumen sends letter to Parliament on disability inclusion in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and commits to increase efforts to ensure inclusion
In Dutch: “Kamerbrief over Nederlandse aandacht voor mensen met een..Read More

January 31

Minister Ploumen (Aid & Trade) commits to make disability inclusion an obligation for humanitarian aid partners and provide them with guidelines within one year

Minister Ploumen
Ploumen also commits to monitor on disability inclusion within the..Read More

January 19

Parliament hosts ‘special procedure’ on disability inclusion in sexual and reproductive health rights, DCDD members share their knowledge and experience

Parliament hosts ‘special procedure’ on disability inclusion in sexual and reproductive health rights, DCDD members share their knowledge and experience
In Dutch: Bijeenkomst Tweede Kamer ‘Onbeperkt SRGR’ Het risico op..Read More

2016

November 24

Ambassador for ‘SRHR and hiv/aids’ Lambert Grijns receives report with recommendations on disability inclusion in sexual and reproductive health and rights from DCDD

Members of DCDD meeting the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lambert Grijns
DCDD met the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Ambassador..Read More

October 11

Ambassador for human rights Kees van Baar receives recommendations on disability inclusion in human rights policies and dialogue from DCDD

Dicky Nieuwenhuis, Lieke Scheewe, Kees van Baar and Yetnebersch Nigussie
In October 2016, DCDD met the Human Rights Ambassador, Kees..Read More

July 14

DCDD in New York with Minister Koenders during the 9th Conference of States Parties to the UN CRPD, where The Netherlands ratifies the convention

Lieke playing football with Koenders
From 14-16 June 2016, the 9th Conference of State Parties..Read More

May 24

Government signs the Humanitarian Disability Charter at the World Humanitarian Summit

World Humanitarian Summit 2016 logo, text says World Humanitarian Summit 23-24 May 2016 Istanbul, Turkey
“Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action..Read More

April 12

Government votes in favor of ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)

Logo of CRPD, purple text says Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
“8 reasons to know the UNCRPD” article written by Dicky..Read More

March 16

Expert meeting on steps needed to ensure disability inclusion in humanitarian aid

Blue text says "Towards disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Management" on a white background, underneath a photo of worried looking people
The expert meeting was organized by the Dutch Coalition on..Read More

January 26

Aid & Trade Minister Ploumen receives DCDD’s recommendations for disability inclusion and ‘leave no one behind’

Minister Ploumen together Kees and Lieke

January 14

Parliament calls for disability mainstreaming in foreign aid, trade and human rights policies and dialogue

Dutch Parliament, "Tweede kamer"
The motion came from Dik-Faber (CU) and Van der Staaij..Read More

2015

November 26

Parliament calls for disability inclusive humanitarian aid

Dutch Parliament, "Tweede kamer"
The motion came from Van Laar (PvdA) and Voordewind (CU)…Read More

September 28

Aid & Trade Minister Ploumen commits to the SDG principle of ‘leave no one behind’ in a 20-points action plan

The Global goals for sustainable development text and a round circle with different colors representing the goals
“Inclusieve ontwikkeling in de Nederlandse programma’s voor Buitenlandse Handel en..Read More

July 1

Aid & Trade Minister Ploumen establishes Voice Fund (2016-2020), which supports advocacy projects of marginalized groups, including people with disabilities

Logo of Voice, text include. innovate. influence.
In English: “Voice, the Accountability Fund and the participation of..Read More

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