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Launch of the Right to Decide Campaign

Following the success of the previous campaigns Inclusion International is launching its next Global Campaign. For the next year II will be engaging with members, people with intellectual disabilities and their families on decision making.
To find out how to contribute go to www.therighttodecide.org

Unicef report endorses all Inclusion International priorities

Unicef released its 2013 report on the State of the World’s Children and for the first time focussed on children with disabilities.

The report strongly endorses all of Inclusion International’s priorities and will be valuable tool in promoting the rights and full inclusion of children with intellectual disabilities and their families…

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Europe In Action 2013

The Conference brought together policy experts, families and member organization to discuss the global challenges facing aging adults with intellectual disabilities and their increasingly senior-aged family members who are supporting them.

Strengthening Our Movement: A Focus on European Perspectives

Inclusion International with Inclusion Europe engaged our European network in a discussion about strengthening and revitalizing our global movement. In response to demands from members in Europe for enhanced collaboration and coordination between European and global efforts...read more

II presents its Global Report on Living in the Community at International Conference in Spain.

In May, Diane Richler, immediate Past President of Inclusion International, presented the results of Inclusion International’s Global Report on Living in the Community to a conference marking the 5th anniversary of Spain’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  In her remarks, Diane emphasized the fact that for people who have an intellectual disability, the biggest challenge in achieving the right to live and be included in the community is the need to transform existing legislation, policy, programs and communities to be inclusive…read more

Eastern African Network on Disability Mainstreaming Seminar

The seminar took place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania on May 13 -17. Shikuku Obosi, Inclusion International’s consultant for Africa, was invited to represent Inclusion Africa as on observer.

The purpose of the seminar organised by Light of the World Netherlands was to develop a joint 3-year Strategic Plan for the network, create a quality framework with minimum standards for disability mainstreaming interventions and formulate practical strategies and plans for resource…read more

Inclusion Africa Regional Meeting and General Assembly

A regional meeting, with financial support from NFU, was held in Accra, Ghana, April 8 – 10, 2013.  Over 18 countries participated in the meeting Strengthening our Voices; Building our Movement.

At the GA a new board was elected…read more

Asia Pacific Input to the High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development

Inclusion International took an active part in “The Way Forward: Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on a Disability-inclusive Development Agenda towards 2015 and Beyond” held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 15 to 16 May 2013…read more

Meeting of experts in Santiago de Chile

On May 14-15 specialists on disability issues that work in government, civil society and international organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean were convened in Santiago, Chile.

Inclusion International presented II's Global Report on Living in the Community 2012. This opened the discussion on “ protection” as a measure of attention/care to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, as it's understood by governments; and how it has led to practices that  promote segregated care, exclusion, marginalization and poverty in most cases.…read more