Disability and development

”Nothing about us without us.”

The everyday life of people with disabilities often includes discrimination in various forms. Structural discrimination excludes persons with disabilities from education and working life, and they have no opportunities to influence decision-making or matters concerning themselves.

States have the legal and moral responsibility to ensure the realization of human rights for all. In reality, human rights are often compromised, especially for those in more vulnerable situations.

The global slogan and principle of the Disability Movement ”Nothing about us without us” is also the modus operandi and guiding principle of Disability Partnership Finland. We collaborate with our partners to increase knowledge, change attitudes and to strengthen the human rights of people with disabilities in the Global South.

The work is based on and guided by the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UNCRPD, which came into force in 2008.

Everyday stories

Watch videos where disabled people from developing countries talk about their lives.