– 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

2017

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 beperking in programma’s voor SRGR Minister Ploumen (Buitenlandse Handel en..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 United Nations ‘Education Cannot Wait’ Fund. Read more in Dutch..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 seksueel misbruik is voor meisjes met een beperking wereldwijd vele..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 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lambert Grijns in November..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 van Baar. Yetnebersch Nigussie, disability rights advocate in Ethiopia was..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 (COSP) to the CRPD was organized in New York. Bert..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 has been developed in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit..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 Nieuwenhuis, available in Dutch here.

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 Disability and Development (DCDD) and the Liliane Foundation, in cooperation..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

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