– 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 participants 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

October 11

DCDD launches: ‘An Untapped Potential’

Broadly smiling man with spinning wheel and crutches
DCDD launched the report “An Untapped Potential”. It examines the steps that various stakeholders have taken to implement UNCRPD article..Read more

October 11

Partos Innovation Festival “All Inclusive”

Partos Innovation Festival “All Inclusive”
DCDD was present at the Partos Innovation Festival “All Inclusive”, with the Ethiopian activist Yetnebersh Nigussie from Light of the..Read more

October 7

Ministerial Conference in which Minister Kaag aimed for increased support towards ‘mental health and psychosocial support.’

Ministerial Conference in which Minister Kaag aimed for increased support towards ‘mental health and psychosocial support.’
Minister Kaag opened the International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). The conference was part of a humanitarian..Read more

September 12

Meeting with Minister Kaag and the hand-over of our report ‘An Untapped Potential’

Meeting with Minister Kaag and the hand-over of our report ‘An Untapped Potential’

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 sends a letter to Parliament with an overview of projects which support rights and inclusion of people with..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 to not only speak in terms of slogans. 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 (CU). Read the document in Dutch by clicking here.

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 Kaag (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) shows how the government..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 and receives the publication we developed with ShareNet. Read our..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 Dutch by clicking here.  

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