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19 April 2018

‘Count Me In’ now in Dari and Arabic

Great news, our most downloaded publication ‘Count Me In’ is now also available in Dari and Arabic. A big […]
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8 March 2018

Her Abilities Award

Light for the World is delighted to announce the launch of Her Abilities, the first global award […]
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27 February 2018

Statement regarding integrity

Recently, the misconduct of Oxfam UK employees came to light during the relief work after the earthquake […]
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21 February 2018

Training opportunity in Utrecht, 16-18 April

The Sustainable Development Goals urge us to Leave No One Behind. Both policy makers and programme implementers […]
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8 February 2018

Meet the team: Ambrose Murangira

“I have always worked on the promotion and protection of rights of people with disabilities. In the […]
Meet the Lab team read more
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6 February 2018

The Disability Inclusion Advisors are here for you

The Disability Inclusion Lab has a team of experienced disability inclusion advisors all around the world. The […]
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6 February 2018

Mainstreaming Rehabilitation Bangladesh

Between 2013 and 2017, the Centre for Disability and Development (CDD) in Bangladesh and Light for the […]
The Inclusion Game read more
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6 February 2018

Developing the Inclusion Game

What better way to make service providers aware of the barriers that persons with disabilities face than […]
Social Innovation Lab read more
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6 February 2018

Setting up social innovation labs

Over the past three years, we have been implementing a programme called EmployAble, which aims to get […]
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31 January 2018

Video: rehabilitation programme Bangladesh

In Bangladesh – in partnership with CDD – we were able to offer rehabilitation services to 32,000 […]
Boys from Tanzania read more
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19 January 2018

Barriers to health care services for people with disabilities

A literature review Over the past decades, considerable progress has been made in making health care available […]
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15 December 2017

Opening Bell Ceremony at Euronext Amsterdam

Three years ago, Light for the World foundation struck the opening bell to draw attention to the […]
Everybody Matters read more
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14 December 2017

Book ‘Everybody Matters’ about SRHR & disability inclusion

We would like to share the new book that has been launched by the Dutch Coalition on […]
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6 December 2017

Test your Sign Language skills

3 December is World Disability Day. A great day to draw attention to the importance of sign […]
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27 October 2017

Empowerment training for Deaf People Organisations South Sudan

Light for the World tries to alleviate social and economic hardship that people with disabilities suffer in […]
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25 October 2017

Over £2 million awarded to empower disabled people in Tanzania and Uganda

Big Lottery Fund’s new international programme – the East Africa Disability Fund – awards £2.1 million of […]
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16 October 2017

Vacancy: Disability Inclusion Advisor in Kenya

We are looking for a qualified person for the position of: Disability Inclusion Advisor (fulltime) in Kenya […]
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2 October 2017

Barefoot Guide 5: Mission Inclusion

Stories and Practices of building ​a world where all belong Everyone agrees that inclusion is hard, that […]
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26 September 2017

Disability & gender champion from Ethiopia awarded 2017 ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Right Livelihood Award

Yetnebersh Nigussie, a 35 year old lawyer from Ethiopia, receives prestigious award She has dedicated her life […]
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21 September 2017

East Africa: trial EmployAble programme helps almost three quarters of participants with disabilities find paid work

London, 21 September 2017: The international disability and development organisation Light for the World today publishes new […]
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12 September 2017

Vote for The Spindle Innovation Award

Our Disability Inclusion Score Card (DISC) is nominated for the The Spindle Innovation Award. We really need your vote […]
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7 September 2017

‘Towards Inclusion’ launched in Kathmandu

Lalitpur, Nepal Light for the World, Mission East, and ICCO Cooperation, jointly held a book launching event […]
Every Life Matters read more
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1 September 2017

New issue of Vision & Development

Check out the latest issue of Vision & Development: our magazine about ophthalmology in development cooperation.
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1 August 2017

Launching Skills for Work Project

Youth unemployment and lack of market oriented skills training opportunities are two major challenges facing young people […]
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9 June 2017

Dicky Nieuwenhuis new director

The board of Light for the World Netherlands has appointed Dicky Nieuwenhuis as director. She will start […]
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7 June 2017

Side-event Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

Together for Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities: How […]
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28 April 2017

Call to Invest in Disability-Inclusive Education

NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritize schooling for children with disabilities On Thursday 27th April […]
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26 April 2017

Annual Report 2016

An exciting year Thank you for taking the time to read about the activities and achievements of […]
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24 April 2017

Results EmployAble at a glance

For the past three years we have worked on the EmployAble programme in Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda. […]
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18 April 2017

We are hiring: Disability Inclusion Advisor Uganda

We are looking for a qualified person for the position of Disability Inclusion Advisor (fulltime) in Uganda […]
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29 March 2017

#CostingEquity: Invest in Inclusive Education!

New report calls for changes to government and donor practice A report launched at the United Nations […]
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1 March 2017

Her Body, Her Rights

Case study identifies major barriers to sexual health education for girls with intellectual disabilities Interview with our […]
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27 February 2017

Every Life Matters

The Every Life Matters programme went off to a great start during a planning meeting in Rwanda […]
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27 February 2017

Sharing experience on inclusive TVET

In December 2016 Light for the World took part in InfoPoint Lunchtime conference organised by the DEVCO […]
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27 February 2017

Austria – Disability Inclusive Business Development

On October 13th 2016 the workshop about inclusion of persons with disabilities in the business sector was […]
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27 February 2017

Mozambique – Disability Inclusive Programming

Within the partnership agreement between Plan International Mozambique, Light for the World and Uhambo to build the […]
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27 February 2017

Her Body, Her Rights

Women with disabilities are often considered to be sexually inactive and are therefore denied access to information […]
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15 February 2017

Disability Inclusive Relief and Rehabilitation in Nepal

Natural disasters and humanitarian crises hit vulnerable groups hardest. Amongst these are persons with disabilities and their […]
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10 February 2017

Training: Inclusive Facilitation

Training on inclusion of people with disabilities in trainings & workshops 29,30 & 31st of March 2017 […]
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10 February 2017

Training: Disability Inclusive IDP Camps in South Sudan

Capacity Building programme for Humanitarian Organisations Is your organisation able to meet the minimum standards for disability […]
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7 February 2017

Accessible playgrounds in Bolivia

Last year we visited Bolivia to give advice to the Cochabamba council about accessible playgrounds. Within one […]
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27 January 2017

Proud member of ILO

As from this week Light for the World is member of the Global Business and Disability Network, […]
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20 January 2017

My story, my rights

How individual stories of people with disabilities can contribute to knowledge development for UNCRPD monitoring The Convention […]
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16 January 2017

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development Journal

The Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal was started in 1997, with the support of Action for Disability, […]
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19 December 2016

Who does what in the Lab

Sander I am working on building the Lab team. My ambition: Everybody should work in an inclusive way […]
EmployAble read more
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12 December 2016

European Disability and Development Week

How do we best position youth with disabilities for employment? EU-CORD members Light for the World and […]
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9 December 2016

Learning about CBR

WHO and IDDC have developed an online tool in the CBR guidelines. This tool helps to understand […]
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5 December 2016

South Sudan’s disabled struggle to make ends meet

Because of World Disability Day, Aljazeera did a media coverage about our work in IDP camps in South Sudan: […]
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30 November 2016

SDGs and Disability Indicators

We are very happy to share with you our excitement about more inclusive framework of the 2030 […]
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30 November 2016

South Sudan: First Official Basic Sign Language and Dictionary Developed

South Sudan receives its first basic sign language and sign language dictionary. It will be officially launched […]
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24 November 2016

Share your dream

3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year we want to make a […]
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22 November 2016

EmployAble Learning & Sharing Conference

From 24-28th of October, the EmployAble Learning & Sharing Conference took place in Kigali with more than […]
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21 November 2016

InBusiness Programme

This year we have started the InBusiness project. This project focusses on supporting micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya. We […]
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21 November 2016

Lobby and advocacy

The Dutch government was the 166th country to ratify the CRPD this summer! Light for the World […]
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21 November 2016

Cambodia office up and running

The Disability Inclusion Lab in Cambodia is registered and up and running! After working in Cambodia for […]
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18 November 2016

World Toilet Day

What is World Toilet Day? World Toilet Day is a day to raise awareness and inspire action […]
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15 November 2016

Handheld video magnifier

Thank you Zoomax for donating two handheld video magnifiers. They will be shipped to our inclusive TVET […]
India read more
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14 November 2016

Disability Inclusion in livelihood programmes in India

From 2nd till 6th of May 2016, Mr. Murali Padmanabhan, regional gender and disability inclusion advisor of […]
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11 November 2016

Accessible education in Mozambique

A film made in collaboration with Young Africa about students with physical disabilities in Mozambique. In collaboration […]
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10 November 2016

PerspActive launched

October 31st 2016 marks the start of PerspActive; a Dutch cooperative of nine organisations working in development […]
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10 November 2016

Startups in the slums

Matthias Nederveen visited Kenya to explore the opportunities for setting up businesses for youngsters with disabilities. Abel […]
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10 November 2016

Share your dream

3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year we want to make a […]
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7 November 2016

Leave No One Behind

The working group on Social Inlcusion with the Partos Learning Platform published a practical guide: ‘Leave no […]
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30 August 2016

Join the course in Sri Lanka

Do people with disabilities have equal opportunities to participate in your projects? In this course you will […]
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1 July 2016

Livelihood & food security

People living in extreme poverty first need to secure their daily consumption needs before they can graduate […]
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1 July 2016

Why disability inclusion?

Persons with disabilities are often left out of poverty reduction and development programmes. If they would be […]
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1 July 2016

Inclusive business and value chain development

Public private partnerships are booming. Inclusive business development, marketing for the poor and value chain development are […]
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1 July 2016

Entrepreneurship & access to financial services

Self-employment in the informal sector is an important survival strategy for people with disabilities. Because of lack […]
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1 July 2016

Vocational training & employment

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) helps young people to learn a trade and enables them […]
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28 June 2016

Refugees with disability are often overlooked

An interview with Klaas Aikes, Programme Coordinator about the situation of refugees with disabilities in South Sudan […]
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7 June 2016

Manual Low Vision Care in Africa

The manual ‘Low Vision Care in Africa’ is now available in four languages. The Spanish ans Portuguese […]

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