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Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities: uniting for inclusive change

As we stand on the cusp of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), Liliane Fonds is proud to spotlight the importance of this day. And reaffirm our commitment to creating a world in which children and young people with a disability are equal and can participate as fully as possible.

Imagine a world where every child and young person, regardless of ability, has the opportunity to participate in their communities to the best of their abilities. It’s a vision that drives us forward, urging us to dismantle barriers and create pathways to a brighter future for all children and young people.

United in action

In the realm of activism, our strength lies in unity. Together, we can amplify our impact and create waves of change that resonate globally. Collaborative activism not only strengthens our advocacy but also sends a powerful message to policymakers: participation is not a privilege – it is a right.

Examples of international organizations celebrating IDPD

Discover how the global community is coming together for inclusivity:

  • Annual ability festival at Tangaza University in Nairobi, Kenya. Organized by Vice Versa Global and Cheshire Disability Services Kenya present as one of the participants. The festival serves as a platform for celebrating the diverse abilities of individuals with disabilities, fostering inclusivity, and promoting empowerment within our community. It brings together people from all walks of life, creating a vibrant atmosphere of joy, understanding, and acceptance. Read more
  • An engaging webinar organized on Dec 4th by the Make Way team of Liliane Fonds on meaningful participation of youth with disabilities in advocacy. A great opportunity to learn from our own youth panelists. Read more
  • The UN Human Rights Office invited all civil society organisations to join an IDPD social media campaign. Learn more about the care agenda from a disability perspective here
  • NUDOR RWANDA organised a training for 35 priests from 18 parishes of Nyundo Diocese on disability rights and disability inclusion. Read more
  • The Zero Project announced their Zero Project Awardees 2024: 77 innovative solutions from 43 countries that remove barriers for persons with disabilities in the fields of Inclusive Education, and ICT. Find the full list of nominees here

Ongoing commitment

At Liliane Fonds, every day is a commitment to inclusivity. We aim to ensure support with lasting effects on children’s and young people’s lives. We do that within our own programmes and in projects with other (inter)national organisations and research institutes. As we commemorate this international day, we renew our dedication to amplifying the kids’ voices and fostering a world where their dreams know no bounds.

Read more about our current projects