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Breaking down Barriers Conference van Lilliane Fonds

Datum: 26-09-2024
Tijd: 09.00-17.30
Locatie: The Social Hub, Den Haag

This event, organized by Lilliane Fonds, will focus on strategies for leaving no one behind in development, particularly addressing the critical issue of disability inclusion. Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 26, 2024, as we gather at The Social Hub in The Hague. 
Event Details
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024, 09.00-17.30
Location: The Social Hub, The Hague
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Registration: Opens at the end of June
Why Attend?
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 250 million people in the Global South have severe disabilities, making them among the most impoverished and marginalized groups. Yet, despite their significant numbers, they are often a ‘forgotten group’ in mainstream development programs. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to ‘Leave No One Behind’, but it is a challenge to achieve this. Even programs specifically designed for persons with disabilities often show biases in terms of impairment type, gender, or geography, limiting their reach. As a result, persons with disabilities continue to face disproportionate exclusion. During the conference, we will bring together existing and new knowledge on disability inclusive development. In what ways can we ensure that persons with disabilities are included in mainstream development programmes? And how can we ensure disability programmes are truly inclusive? What are challenges and innovative solutions? 
For whom
This open conference is particularly interesting for organizations, practitioners, policymakers, and academics focused on disability, marginalized groups and intersectionality in areas such as SRHR, education and community-based rehabilitation.

Stay up to date
Don't miss out—keep an eye on, follow Lilliane Fonds on LinkedIn, or drop your email on Lilliane Fonds' website to stay connected. Registration for the event will open at the end of June.

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