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Our Commitments - Global Disability Summit

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Global Disability Summit.

Our Commitments.

Our Overarching Commitments.

ADD commits to all of the following:

1. Reduce discrimination and stigmatisation by promoting attitudinal change in communities and across all development cooperation, and addressing intersectionalities.

ADD commitment - Working with OPDs and other disability movement actors to help reduce discrimination and stigmatisation through activities that promote attitudinal change in communities in which we work as well as across all our development activities. Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda

2. Disaggregate data by disability, gender and age in data collection and statistics.

ADD commitment -  ADD commits to disaggregating data by disability, gender and age in all our data collection and statistics in all of our work. Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda

3. Increase consultation and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities and organisations of persons with disabilities in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national policies and systems, and in international cooperation.

ADD commitment - ADD commits to developing both strategy and practices that centre the priorities identified by OPDs, activist and other disability movement actors and meaningfully engage persons with disabilities and OPDs in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in our programmes. Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda

4. Support efforts to align existing legislation with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), using the participatory approach of law reforms as required by the CRPD.

ADD commitment - ADD commits to supporting efforts to align existing legislation with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). We will strengthen the capacity of OPDs to advocate for the adoption and implementation of policies aligned to CRPD; Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025

Commitments to secure and enhance meaningful engagement of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs).

5. Promote underrepresented groups and address intersectionality.

ADD commitment - ADD commits to supporting underrepresented groups to address intersectionality within disability movements, with a strong focus on women and youth with disability by investing in and supporting their leadership. Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda

6. Support partnerships with other social movements.

ADD commitment - ADD commits to supporting partnerships with other social movements by supporting coalition building and strategic partnerships between OPDs and other types of organisations to promote leadership of persons with disabilities. Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025 in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Sudan, Tanzania & Uganda

7. Increase funding to support OPDs’ priorities.

ADD commitment - ADD commits to increasing the amount and flexibility of the funding we offer to support disability movement actors including OPDs own priorities, supporting them to access core funding and resources to support their operations, organisational development and self-identified priorities. Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025

8. Adapt funding conditionalities to OPD support.

ADD commitment - ADD commits to developing applications processes for the funding that we offer that are both inclusive and equitable and that is flexible enough to enable us to fund nascent disability movement work including that of unrepresented groups Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025

9. Support the building of a diverse disability rights movement and OPDs, including underrepresented groups.

ADD commitment - ADD commits to supporting diverse and thriving disability rights movements including by supporting underrepresented groups in those movements by supporting the technical capacity development of OPDs, aligning with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), including both cross-disability cohesion across diverse constituencies and targeted support to foster representation of most marginalised and underrepresented groups and including peer support strategies among OPDs. Will be done over the next 3 years 2022-2025

Join us for a powerful event.

ADD International invites you to a Global Disability Summit side event on, 'Building and strengthening leadership skills of women with disabilities: Lessons from ADD international’s work in Cambodia and Tanzania.'

Join us for this powerful and inspiring event to talk about the ‘double discrimination’ women and girls with disabilities face, linked to both their gender and impairments. We will hear from activists in Tanzania and Cambodia about their experience rising up to transform change. We will share powerful examples of journeys from vulnerability to agency. We will discuss what it really takes to harness the tremendous dynamism of women and girls with disabilities to combat the challenges they face.

We have a great line up of speakers including:

  • Rachel Kean – Social Development and Governance Adviser, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
  • Sieng Sokchan - Disability activist, Cambodia
  • Nuru Awadh - Disability Activist, Tanzania
  • Rose Tesha - ADD Country Director, Tanzania
  • Liz Sayce - visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics
  • Other speakers tbc

When: 17 February, 9.00 am to 10.15 am CET To register a place click here.