Euopean independent livingBrussels 5 May 2016 // 5th May, the third European Independent Living Day, is a great opportunity to raise awareness on independent living. Although the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) affirms the rights of all people to live independently and in their communities as set out in Article 19 the reality shows that even though much has been done, more efforts are needed to guarantee that people with disabilities have the control over their lives.

The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) General AssemblyBrussels 29 April 2015 // IF attended the IDDC General Assembly 2016 co-hosted by CBM Ireland, Plan Ireland and Sightsavers Ireland on 26-28 April 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

As part of the IDDC General Assembly, IDDC organised a one-day IDDC workshop ‘Leaving No One Behind, Turning Goals into Actions’ which focused on the inclusive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In September 2015, the UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which are the most inclusive for persons with disabilities ever.

Official opening of the BethanyKids Children's Centre at Kijabe HospitalBrussels 26 April 2016 // Last week, IF’s representatives attended the official opening of the BethanyKids Children's Centre at Kijabe Hospital, Kenya. New facilities provide higher quality of clinical, post-surgery and follow-up care with an outpatient department of 10 times the capacity of the former one.

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