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Building Inclusive Communities in Colombia – International Family Forum

Family Forum in Colombia uses Inclusion International Article 19 report to advance a dialogue on building inclusive communities with better opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and their families

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Inclusion International Membership Revitalization

In 2012 Inclusion International undertook a review of its existing membership to determine how best to serve and support its members in all parts of the world. Several clear messages came from members about the need broaden our base and welcome new members while retaining a focused leadership from families and-advocates.  Several processes to progress towards a unified and coordinated movement have been initiated by the Inclusion International Officers and Council.

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Inclusion Japan helps secure voting victory in the courts

Deprivation of voting rights ruled unconstitutional in Japan.

A Tokyo courtroom was filled with cheers and applause when Ms Nagoya Takumi, a 50 year old woman with Downs syndrome, got back her right to vote in Japanese elections

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Lebenschilfe works to get the right to vote in Germany

On March 12, 2013, two self-advocates in Germany told MPs that not being allowed to vote because they need support to make decision is descrimination

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Inclusion Africa to Meet in Ghana

Inclusion Africa Members gather in Ghana to discuss strengthening our movement and developing strategies for advocacy.

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Chinese parent group founded with support from Inclusion International, opens its first office in Beijing

Rong Ai Rong Le” (融愛融楽), new parents group in Beijng, China, has opened its first office.  Inclusion International has been supporting this group to come together and in December 2012, co-hosted the first workshop for families and people with intellectual disabilities.

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New IDA Publication: The Right to Vote and Stand for Election

IDA publication on the right to vote documents challenges facing people with intellectual disabilities.  The publication includes articles from Inclusion International and many of its members.

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Last chance to join the online Discussion about making Post 2015 Development Framework Inclusive

Inclusion International encourages its members to participate in the UN on-line consultation on disability and development that builds on their previous consultation carried out in November 2012. The deadline is April 5th.

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