Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

Let’s Talk Disability: Raising voices from the ground

09 May 2022 | 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Problem solving session/thematic workshop

Topics explored: understanding disability through the social model lens; listening to voices from communities; how people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities from rural and underserviced areas are bringing quality data, and advocacy to the national and global conversation while breaking down barriers in their own community. Main takeaways for participants: 1) Exposure to the “Let’s Talk Disability” methodology: to raise awareness and stimulate conversation about the social model of disability, inclusion, and the rights of people with disabilities. Explore preconceived ideas about disability, and become able to recognise elements in our own behaviour that hinder inclusion. 2) Learn about the Parent Network approach and the ShonaquipSE Human Rights Monitoring Tools that are enabling people with disabilities and parents to participate in policy discussions in a new way. 3) Engage with materials and facilitators to give input to these systems change methodologies and discuss ways to network and intensify the collective effort towards inclusion by 2030.

The hosts

Shona McDonald Erna van der Westhuizen Francisca Velasquez-Turner Danika Schultz

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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