Human rights work

Mark Mapemba fra PODCAM, Malawi, på talerstolen under Statspartsmøtet i FN

Mark Mapemba, self advocate, speeks in UN state party meeting

05 Jul 2016
Mark Mapemba is a self advocate from Malawi. On June 15 he held a speech on the UN State party meeting about the rights of persons with cognitive disabilities.


28 Jun 2016
Sign language is still unknown to most Ugandan and the media continues to be insensitive to the needs of the Deaf broadcasts without sign language interpretation services, says Nyapolo Patience. Blog contribution from Emmanuel Bychance in NUDIPU - National Union of Disabled People in Uganda

Economic Empowerment of Youth With Disabilities – How to include?

04 May 2017
Welcome to workshop on May 11 at Hurdal Konferansesenter. Free buss fare from Oslo S to the Hurdal venue.

Refugees in double trouble

17 Nov 2015
Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 4th of December 2015: Being a refugee is hard. Being a refugee with a disability is even harder. Globally there are about 8 million displaced persons with disabilities. How do we ensure the rights of refugees with disabilities? What responsibilities do we have in Norway, both at home and nationally? Why do people who need it more have less access humanitarian aid?

New Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN. Now the real work begins

30 Sep 2015
On Friday September 24 2015, on the 70th Assembly of the UN, the 193 member countries of the UN adopted the the 17 SDGs. The disabilitiy movement has reason to be satisfied by the frequent mention of Persons with disabilities througout the goals. We have asked Ambrose Murangira, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Association of the Deaf to give us some of his thoughts about the new SDGs from an Ugandan perspective.

Leave nobody behind!

05 Feb 2015
3,200 Civil Society Organisations call for ‘no target to be considered met unless met for all: On behalf of the 3,200 organisations worldwide represented on the enclosed statement, we call for the criterion that ‘no target be considered met unless met for all social and economic groups’ to be included in the Declaration of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The enclosed statement demonstrates civil society’s collective commitment to ensure that equity is embedded at the heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.