iACT believes that disability inclusion is a priority.
Why? There are 70 million refugees today, and 13.2 million of these refugees are disabled. That is almost 1 out of 5. Refugees with disabilities face stigma, violence, and trauma that no human should ever experience. Across the world, there are 1 billion people with disabilities, while about 80% of this population lives in developing countries. And they aren’t getting the inclusion they deserve.
We want to help tackle this issue. We believe that disabled refugees deserve to feel capable, accepted, and loved. They deserve to participate in society.
The iACT team is working hard to make this a reality. We are creating timelines for a three-pronged approach to inclusion: accessibility, outreach, and advocacy. We are speaking with experts, training our refugee staff and coaches, and collaborating within the NGO community.
We are incredibly passionate about this, and are thrilled to start making impacts. We hope that you consider taking just a few minutes to better understand disability in your own time, and all the ways it impacts our world.
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Los Angeles-based Mindfulness and Humanitarian Organizations Join Forces for the Inaugural Global Compassion Circle
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A new idea has come from an ongoing collaboration between iACT, InsightLA, and the Darfuri refugee community: the Global Compassion Circle.read more