Pushing boundaries in advocacy for inclusion


What is the best way to strengthen political participation of people facing marginalisation and discrimination in the global South? How can unheard voices be amplified and connected in efforts to leave no one behind? What evidence exists about effective advocacy methods and collaborations?

These and other questions are central in the upcoming conference ‘Pushing boundaries in advocacy for inclusion’ - hosted by the Liliane Foundation, the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development, and the African Studies Center Leiden.

This conference provides an opportunity for professionals, activists, policy makers, media and academics to share their knowledge, experiences and emerging insights on advocacy for inclusion by and with a wide range of rightsholders groups. Key themes include the success factors of advocacy, the importance of intersectionality and the roles of Northern and Southern organisations in advocacy networks.

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This conference is part of two ongoing learning trajectories on advocacy:

'Breaking down Barriers’ was initiated by the Liliane Foundation and the African Studies Centre (Leiden University) in 2015 to identify the success factors of advocacy for disability advocacy.

• The ‘Voices for Inclusion’ project is a collaboration between the Liliane Foundation, the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development and Voice focusing on learning and cooperation between different rightsholders groups advocating for their inclusion and to have their rights respected.