End the Cycle was developed (and continues to evolve) with genuine participation from people with disabilities.
To collect the stories from all the people you meet in End the Cycle, we visited community projects working to improve the lives of the poorest people with disabilities in Cambodia, the Solomon Islands and Bangladesh. Our resource collection teams in each country included people with disabilities from the communities we visited. Our partner organisations are:
- Cambodia Disabled People’s Organisation, an organisation representing more than 35 grassroots Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) with a combined membership of more than 10,000 individuals.
- People with Disability Solomon Islands, a grassroots organisation run by volunteers that seeks to raise awareness of disability rights and build capacity of people with disabilities to stand up for their rights.
- Centre for Disability in Development Bangladesh, a local non-government organisation that provides training and support to DPOs across the country.
Each step has involved people with disabilities to develop the stories, videos, photos and factsheets – from deciding who to interview and taking photos and footage, to selecting the stories and images and giving final approval. This ensures we continue to follow the principles of local ownership and two-way accountability that are so important for empowering people with disabilities.
End the Cycle
follows the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
, specifically Article 8 (awareness-raising).