Breaking down Barriers

Research and capacity building for disability advocacy

'Breaking down Barriers’ was initiated by the Liliane Foundation and the African Studies Centre (Leiden University) in 2015 to identify the success factors of advocacy for children with disabilities. Together with One Family People in Sierra Leone, The Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services and Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia, the programme uses academic research as input to build capacity for effective disability advocacy.

Impact Challenge Award

'Breaking down Barriers' has won the Impact Challenge Award 2019. The award is a prize for Dutch charity organizations that care strongly about the effectiveness of their strategies. According to the jury, the 'Breaking down Barriers' project has shown most development and the involved organizations have shared their knowledge and experience best. The Liliane Foundation will receive a tailored prize: support from an expert team of ABN Amro bank to work on a strategic, impact enhancing issue.

Photo: Jostijn Ligtvoet