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Abilis Foundation

ABILIS Foundation was founded by a group of Finnish disability activists in 1998. The ABILIS Foundation funds small projects that are planned and run by disabled people’s organisations and self-help groups in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The projects advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities, independent living, human rights, economic self-sufficiency and… Read more Abilis Foundation

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Threshold Association

The Threshold Association is a cross-disability organization, which focuses on the basic and human rights of persons with disabilities. It was founded by students with disabilities in 1973. Persons with different types of disabilities run the organization from decision-making to activities. The Threshold Association works to guarantee the equal rights of persons with disabilities in… Read more Threshold Association

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Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities

Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities (FPD) is a national advocacy and service association for persons with physical disabilities. The FPD has 33 000 individual members and 155 member associations across Finland. The FPD is a part of an international disability movement, which aims to guarantee the human rights of persons with disabilities and… Read more Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities

Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FAIDD) promotes equality and participation in society for people with intellectual disabilities and others who need support with learning, understanding and communicating. The FAIDD also develops services and promotes research in this special field. The FAIDD, established in 1951, exercises social influence and serves as a center… Read more Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Finnish Association of the Deaf

Finnish Association of the Deaf (FAD) is one of the few organizations in the world that carries out wide-ranging development cooperation work to promote the living conditions and full enjoyment of human rights of deaf people. Development cooperation has established itself as an important part of the association’s work. The Finnish Association for the Deaf… Read more Finnish Association of the Deaf

FDUV

Association for Swedish-speaking Persons with Intellectual Disability in Finland, FDUV is a non-profit organisation for Swedish-speaking persons with intellectual disability and their close relatives in Finland. FDUV also works for persons with other learning or communication difficulties. Under the Finnish Constitution, persons with intellectual disability have the same rights as all other Finnish citizens. FDUV… Read more FDUV

Monitoring of the UN Convention

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties. All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the… Read more Monitoring of the UN Convention