Children’s rights

Making children with intellectual disabilities be included

Children with intellectual disabilities have the right to be included in all areas of life. How can we make this happen? The “Hear our Voices” project aimed to show the ways in which children with intellectual disabilities can participate in society. It was based upon a previous project that had monitored the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for children with intellectual disabilities (UN CRPD) in 22 EU member states. 

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Project website

Implementation Period  2012 – 2014 
Financed by  European Commission – under the “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme 
Project Coordinator  Inclusion Europe 
Project partners  Down Syndrome Foundation Madrid 


QUIP – association for change 

The Cedar Foundation 

In collaboration with  Lumos 

In the framework of the project, a policy briefing on the EU strategy on children rights from the perspective of the UN CRPD was developed. 

Recommendations were presented at a side event at the UN with members of both the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  

Finally, a number of videos on children’s rights aimed at children with intellectual disabilities were created (available in 8 languages). 


Read more about the outcomes on the dedicated website.