The overall objective of this project is to equip persons with disabilities and organizations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) to promote disability rights education and advocacy through participatory learning methods and high-quality content. The aim is to create a flexible and adaptable yet comprehensive curriculum centred on the core concepts of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
In1school is a project founded by the Dutch Foundation for Disabled Children that addresses the right to Inclusive Education, using a powerful mixture of international law, research, communication and politics to bring real life change for children both with and without disabilities. The main target is to work towards an education system that is fully inclusive by collecting evidence, cooperating with national and international lawyers, publishing reports, and initiating strategic litigation.
You may remember one of our Innovative Practices 2015 related to independent living and political participation: The WILD training program, a well-chosen acronym for Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability. It is a three-week curriculum taking place in the west coast of United States of America (Eugene, Oregon), aiming to enhance the leadership potential of women with […]
Since 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided that 15th September would be the International Day of Democracy. The theme for 2015 is space for civil society. Political participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations was also the theme of the Zero Project Report 2015 (available in English and German in […]
Revision of Election Law
Around the world, restrictions of voting rights based on intellectual disabilities and the lack of legal capacity deprive people of their political rights. Court cases are key to repealing such discriminatory provisions. In 2013 a prominent court case in Japan led to the enfranchisement of more than 136,000 persons.
In February 2015, we honoured the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and their work to strengthening electoral systems to be inclusive and accessible with our Innovative Practice award. Now IFES revamped their website, ElectionAccess.org, which is one of the world’s finest resource on the global political rights of persons with disabilities: it’s a fantastic […]
Check out our YouTube channel to watch our most recent videos on Independent Living and Political Participation. We asked our participants of the Zero Project Conference 2015 to explain in their own words what Independent Living and Political Participation means to them. What is Independent Living for you? What is Political Participation for […]
On 5th March 2015, the Permanent Mission of Austria and the International Disability Alliance will hold, together with the Permanent Missions of Australia, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and Thailand, as well as the European Network for Independent Living, supported by the Zero Project, the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council, a side event on “Independent Living for All: […]
Also in Tokyo and Ushiku preparations for the 2015 Zero Project conference are in full speed. On Wednesday 11th February Amelie Saupe, Zero Project, Nagase Osamu, Inclusion International and Hitomi Sugiura, Tokyo Advocacy Law Office went to Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, to meet Takumi Nagoya. Thanks to her successful court case in 2013 at the Tokyo District […]