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Decent work and Disability - Economic Empowerment for people with disabilities - 2008-02-24

Karen Heinicke Motsch

To mark world disability day, in collaboration with DG EuropeAid CBM EU Liaison office arranged an open discussion at the Europeans Commissions INFO-POINT on decent work and people with disability. The main speaker was Karen Heinicke Motsch, CBMs CBR advisor. Karen gave an introduction to the topic, which was followed by a lively debate.

See the conference poster (167 Ko - PDF - English) [...].

Africa Campaign on Disability and HIV & AIDS - 2008-02-24

Africa Campaign on Disability and HIV & AIDS

Africa Campaign on Disability and HIV & AIDS will be holding its Second General Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, March 11-13, 2008. The three-day meeting theme is "Making 'Access for All' a Reality" and will feature successful in-country success, tools and resources, toward reaching our common goals.


Development for all – but without persons with disability? - 2008-02-24

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This was the title of an event organised by CBM (Christian Blind Mission) Germany on the 10th of October 2007 in Berlin bringing together parliamentarians of the German Bundestag, Parliamentary State Secretaries, representatives from different ministries and many more allies of CBM from various political levels. About 55 participants gathered to exchange their views on this provocative question and to learn more about CBM. All participants agreed that the interests of persons [...].

Disability is a development issue - 2008-01-08

To coincide with this year's International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3rd the BOND Disability and Development Group hosted an awareness raising event at Central Hall in Westminster.

The event was targeted at Chief Executives and senior management staff of organisations involved in international development. The aim was to increase awareness within the wider development field of the necessity to include disabled people in all development work, offer practical [...].

Conference : Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Emergency Situations - 2007-09-25

Experience from humanitarian emergency situations in recent years, especially the lessons learnt from the Tsunami disaster, have proven that persons with disabilities are insufficiently included in emergency response activities. Hence persons with disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable groups in emergency situations and are disproportionately affected by negative consequences of disasters and conflict.
Due to this situation the recently approved UN Convention on [...].

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