Instituto Jô Clemente (IJC):
In 2011 the Instituto Jô Clemente in São Paulo, Brazil, initiated the ‘Self-Defence’ project to empower people with intellectual disabilities to become autonomous self-advocates. Since 2015 the Self-Advocates group has had a seat in the São Paulo City Council, and in 2022 the group had 30 members.
This session is part of the Zero Project Conference 2023 (ZeroCon23) — organized by the Zero Project, and broadcast from the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria. ZeroCon23 spans three days (February 22-24, 2023) and is centred around the theme of Independent Living, Political Participation and ICT. It's featuring Voter & Civic Education, Assistive Technology and insights from Deinstitutionalization to Early Childhood Intervention, Self-employment & Micro Finance to Self-representation, and much more.
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