UNCRPD: 10 Years, 10 Highlights

Ten highlights from a decade in inclusive development

It has been ten years since the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was approved. It represents a milestone not only for disability rights but also for development cooperation. For the first time ever, the Convention mandated inclusivity and accessibility in development programmes as well as pro-active protection for people with disabilities in disaster relief.

For us at Light for the World, the Convention has been the fundament of our policies and a mandate for action. In cooperation with local partners and disabled people's organisations (DPOs), we actively advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and South-Eastern Europe. Over the past ten years, Light for the World has been building on the UNCRPD in our quest for sustainable structural change towards an inclusive society. The gallery below highlights ten successes on our way to that goal.