The Philippine Working Group

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      ICDR Philippines was officially formed as a working group on August 20, 2007. As part of the ICDR, the Philippine Working Group believes in the values of mutual cooperation, partnership, respect, and strong linkages and networking in creating a united voice in addressing disability issues.

         Poverty and disability are closely intertwined. As a group, we believe in the power of developing a global partnership as a defining force for development. We commit ourselves as partners of disabled people and view disability beyond the impairment level. We understand that if real social development is to be realized, a critical understanding of social issues needs to be dissected at all levels. In the process, the full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities are only but necessary.