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Parents from Beijing representing Rong Ai Rong Le visit Germany

In June 2014 Inclusion International (II) President, Klaus Lachwitz, welcomed a high ranking delegation of 15 people from China to Germany. Representatives from Il's member  China Disabled Persons` Federation led the delegation, accompanied by members of Il's ally in Beijing Rong Ai Rong Le

The group travelled all over Germany to visit examples of supported employment and to exchange views with different German DPOs and enterprises providing supported employment for persons with intellectual disabilities in hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, garden centres etc

Klaus was asked ot organize a discussion with experts in Berlin to explain the German welfare system, which is based on the model of partnership between public welfare offices and civil society allowing families and self – advocates, for instance, to register as NGOs and to start their own services and private initiatives with the financial support of the municipalities. Read more

Launch of Kenya Disability Report: From Norm to Practice

The launch of a report “From Norm to Practice” was held on 23rd September 2014 at the Intercontinental Nairobi. Participants included representatives of Disabled Peoples Organizations, high ranking government officials, Diplomats and representatives of international disability NGOs and UN agencies based in Nairobi.

Inclusion Africa was represented at the launch by the Coordinator, Shikuku Obosi. The report evaluates the extent to which the State of Kenya has fulfilled its obligations to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of persons with disabilities. It presents findings from 12 counties, which were monitored during the period 2011-2013, and other topical research conducted during the same period, including the Briefing on Legal Capacity for Persons with Disabilities in Kenya. The monitoring establishes that there are positive steps towards realization of human rights of persons with disabilities; however, significant gaps still exist in access to infrastructure, health services, education, work and employment, inclusion in community life, political participation, access to justice the exercise of legal capacity, especially for people with intellectual disabilities. The gaps point to either slow, poor or in some cases, failure in the implementation of national policies and laws, stereotyping and harmful cultural practices.

Self-Advocacy is...

Self -advocates from around the world, including Inclusion International Coucil members Ciara, David and Quincy, talk about self-advocacy on this video.

(Clips taken from www.selfadvocacyonline.org).

“Inclusion Family” Active at 12th session of the CRPD Committee in Geneva

At the 12 session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which started on 15 September 2014 in Geneva, a number of members of Inclusion International from New Zealand, Mexico, Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Belgium, made significant contributions. Read more

Workshop in Myanmar/Burma

The workshop was attended by many self-advocates who were students and graduates of the school for the Disabled Children in Myanmar, their parents and teachers.

Presentations were made by Mayumi Narazaki, self-advocate from Japan, Hidenobu Miyatake, former director of Inclusion Japan, Muto Masahiro, JICA Malaysia and Nagase Osamu, Inclusion International.

The workshop was closed by Yi Martin, the headmaster of the school.

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