Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

Inclusion

Every person is unique from the beginning and remains like that for life. We get different sizes, some of us are creative, handcrafted more or less skillful. This diversity is normal. Or- what is normal?

Often, otherness is assessed negatively; for example, whoever deviates from the norm due to a physical or psychological peculiarity, feels this from an early age. The view of our society and its institutions is strongly focused on one's deficits and less on similarities or on what each individual can do.

The Opposite stands the ideal of a society for all, which puts the people in the foreground and its natural belonging to the community.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in force since May 2008, guarantees the right to development and participation under international law. This convention therefore represents a milestone for disabled people worldwide. The convention makes it clear that people with disabilities are right in the heart of society right from the start, and that participation is a human right, not an act of care or grace.

Bezev campaigns for inclusion worldwide and is committed to a fair, social and sustainable world in which all people have the same opportunities for development and participation.

Inclusive is sustainable. The world population is steadily aging and the number of older people is increasing. These too depend on a barrier-free and inclusive environment. Inclusion is therefore a forward-looking concept that is comfortable for all people and includes everyone.

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