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.

Conference: Pushing boundaries in advocacy for inclusion


What is the best way to strengthen political participation of people facing marginalisation and discrimination in the global South? How can unheard voices be amplified and connected in efforts to leave no one behind? What evidence exists about effective advocacy methods and collaborations?

These and other questions are central in the upcoming conference ‘Pushing boundaries in advocacy for inclusion’ on 29 January in The Hague - hosted by the Liliane Foundation, the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development, and the African Studies Center Leiden.