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Transforming Our Communities: From Segregation…

15 June 2021

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Transforming Our Communities: From Segregation to Inclusion - COSP14 Side Event

Production Date: 
15 Jun 2021

Video Length

01:14:40

Asset Language: 
English
Original

Summary: 
People with disabilities have a long history of living outside of communities, segregated and marginalized in institutions, living in horrific conditions and not having any control over their lives
Description: 
People with disabilities have a long history of living outside of communities, segregated and marginalized in institutions, living in horrific conditions and not having any control over their lives. However, we need to move forward the debate on "deinstitutionalization" . We have today sufficient resources, data and testimonies on the harm caused by institutions, which has been even more affirmed during the COVID19 pandemic. Good examples on how to achieve successful inclusion in the community do exist in some countries. Many organizations have dedicated their work in supporting communities to be more inclusive and to guide the transition from institutions to community living by developing community support systems and inclusive communities. Through this side event, Inclusion International and TCI would like to present alternatives to institutions adopted in some countries and share solutions, good practices and initiatives from UN actors on how to achieve successful inclusion.
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