What we've achieved so far

We and our partner Inclusion International are proud of the progress achieved in the first year on our joint project #ListenIncludeRespect, developing guidelines for inclusive participation. 

Our achievements include:

  • Creating and sharing a survey in 10 languages and in an easy-read format;
  • Members running around 50 consultation events with self-advocates, family members and professionals;
  • Receiving feedback through the events and survey from over 900 people in 80 countries;
  • Running a UN Conference of State Parties side event which had 3000 views through our social media platforms;
  • Employing self-advocate consultants in Uganda and Argentina to support the Inclusion International and Down Syndrome International staff team's work. 

What's next?

In 2021 we plan to write the first draft of the guidelines using the information and feedback we have collected.

We will continue to welcome advice to make sure the guidelines are inclusive of everyone.

Stay up to date with information about Down Syndrome International and Inclusion International's work to create international guidelines on inclusive participation:


Listen Include Respect is partially funded by Inclusive Futures, a UK Aid-funded consortium of 16 disability and development organizations led by Sightsavers working to create a future that is inclusive of people with disabilities.