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Workshop on Civic Space and Participation, IDDC 2021

The Community Based Inclusive Development and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities Task Groups co-hosted a workshop focused on civic space during the IDDC General Assembly. Meaningful participation of civic space actors in political, economic, social, and cultural life in communities, in societies and in our world is essential for a better world for all of us. Threats to civic space are multiple and yet we persist. Through this workshop we explored the disability movement’s engagement in civic space not only as a particular constituent group but in coalition with other civil society actors. The workshop particularly focused on engagement at the subnational and national levels. Through a facilitated discussion, diverse movement activists from low- and middle-income countries shared their experiences of coalition and reflections of engagement with local and national governments to affect the realisation of human rights and safeguarding civic space. We highlighted the diversity of this engagement, offered reflections from activists, and provided opportunity to dialogue.

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