‘To deny people their human rights is to deny them their very humanity’ Nelson Mandela
As humanity we continue to persist in organizing governments that leave out crucial members of our populations. “People’s participation is the essence of good governance”, Narendra Modi once said However, we tend to focus on the participation of wealthy and privileged individuals, while neglecting the representation of the poor, disenfranchised, and underprivileged citizens, as well as People with Disabilities (PWD). We often have extreme oblivion of the struggles that PWD experience and falsely believe that we can represent them and their interests.
NONDO recognizes the importance of representation of people with disabilities in governance and aims to build their capacity and equip existing leadership with decision support tools to address disability issues. They believe that the unique experiences of people with disabilities must be brought to the table to claim that governance is inclusive.