30 Mar 2018
Winning photo by Marta Moreiras

Together for Inclusion

Photo Exhibition - Brussels, February and March 2018

In 2017, organisers of the European Disability and Development Week (EDDW) launched a photograph contest to challenge attitudinal barriers towards person with disabilities.

After much discussion, it was the picture of Aicha and her friends that won first prize. This ‘in the moment’ shot shows inclusion at it most natural best and yes, because it also makes us happy! The photographer of the winning picture is Marta Moreiras.

The 10 pictures chosen show persons with disabilities finding ways to manifest a right to education, work, culture, leisure, friendship and community. They were all printed and displayed in an exhibition entitled Together for Inclusion in the Mundo-J building in Brussels during the months of February and March 2018.

EDDW is coordinated by the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), and takes place from 3 December (International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) until 10 December (International Day for Human Rights). The aims of EDDW are (1) awareness raising among the European Union (EU) and its Member States regarding the rights of persons with disabilities; (2) promoting the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); and (3) reinforcing the linkages between the CRPD and international frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Find out more about the ten pictures displayed in the Together for Inclusion exhibition in Brussels.