Global Goals 10-year countdown
There are just 10 years left to achieve the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals to tackle extreme poverty and climate change – but disability inclusion is critical for this to happen, so we need to keep it on the political agenda.
2020 Paralympic Games
The Paralympics show what can be achieved when barriers to participation are removed, and offer an opportunity to broaden the conversation around disability rights in every area of life.
UN disability committee vote
At the Conference of States Parties to the UN disability convention, we find out if the disability committee has achieved gender parity (at least three more women must be elected).
International Women’s Day
With elections for the UN disability committee being held again this year, we’ll use IWD to call for gender parity on the committee – we want an #EqualUN for an #EqualWorld.
Petition hand-in at the United Nations
We hand in our Equal World petition for disability rights to Ana Maria Menéndez, Under-Secretary-General and the UN Secretary-General’s Senior Adviser on Policy.
Will you fight with us?
Our new campaign film launches, starring disability activists and campaigners from around the world.
Campaign support grows worldwide
By the time of the UN General Assembly, the Equal World campaign has reached people in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
Equal World petition launches
Our petition calls on the UN and its member states to uphold the rights of people with disabilities. In 14 countries there are also national-level calls for disability legislation to be implemented. Read more
Equal World global campaign launches
We launch our global call for disability rights at the United Nations in New York.
Ireland campaign launches
Our photo exhibition featuring people with disabilities in Cameroon launches our campaigning work in Ireland, with an aim of making sure Ireland’s global development policy is inclusive of people with disabilities.
UK government publishes disability strategy
Our first campaign call from 2013 is met as the UK government publishes its strategy outlining how it’ll ensure all its work is inclusive of people with disabilities.
International Day of People with Disabilities 2018
The IDPD 2018 marks the five-year anniversary of our campaign, and we celebrate everything you’ve helped achieve since 2013!
Calling for better representation
We attend the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, to call for an #EqualUN with better representation of women on the UN disability committee.
Our programme participants feature in campaign film
We launch a campaign video featuring people with disabilities from around the world talking about the discrimination they’ve faced and the impact of inclusion.
Great news from the UK government
The UK Department for International Development announces it will host a global disability summit in July 2018.
UK government commits to prioritising people with disabilities
The Secretary of State announces she will prioritise people with disabilities in the government’s international development work: a major win for the campaign.
Disability Framework makes progress
The UK government publishes its second Disability Framework, identifying the progress it has made towards including people with disabilities in international development.
Disability rights are included in the Global Goals
World leaders meet in New York to agree the Sustainable Development Goals (a set of global goals to combat extreme poverty and climate change) and for the very first time in development, people with disabilities are explicitly included!
Framing Perceptions launch
Framing Perceptions, a photo exhibition about people with disabilities living in India, is displayed in London and later in New York. The exhibition features photographs by award-winning Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson.
We take our petition to Number 10
Our 20,000-signature petition, calling on the UK government to make people with disabilities an international development priority, is delivered to parliament.
The UK commits to disability-inclusive development
The UK government publishes its first ever Disability Framework, setting the UK on an exciting, challenging and ambitious path towards disability inclusion in its work.