Who we are
Handicap International (HI) is a non-profit organisation for humanitarian action and development assistance, active in over 60 countries around the world. We aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion. We strive at improving the situation of persons with disabilities in a sustainable way and support those in need of specific protection.
Furthermore, we advocate for a world without cluster bombs or mines as well as against bombing of civilian populations. HI is a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Price of 1997. Handicap International e.V. is the German association of the international organisation Humanity & Inclusion.
HI and the Christoffel Blindenmission e.V. (CBM) are working together on this project in order to pass on their pooled technical expertise and long-time experience in the field of inclusive humanitarian action to civil society organisations in Germany.
As a leading research institute, with broad scientific experience in the field of humanitarian studies and international law, the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at the Ruhr-University Bochum joined us as a project partner. The IFHV is also a member of the European inter-university Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA).
The project “Phase 2 – Leave No One Behind!” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
From the left to the right: CBM, IFHV and the German Federal Foreign Office.
The Project Background – Phase 1
Phase 2 of the project (2018-2021) builds onto the knowledge and experience of phase 1 (2016-2018) “Leave no one behind! Capacity building for German actors of humanitarian action for mainstreaming disabilities.” The previous project was also funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented in cooperation with the CBM. Read more