Celebrating Cultural Diversity, Dialogue, and Development

The United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better. In 2009, when the Open Hands Initiative was founded, we wanted to create innovative platforms for ordinary citizens from across the … Continue reading Celebrating Cultural Diversity, Dialogue, and Development

Celebrating Disability through Awareness & Inclusion

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day of observance established by the United Nations in 1992. Volunteers from around the globe celebrate the day in order to promote inclusion and awareness about disability issues. This year’s theme is “Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and … Continue reading Celebrating Disability through Awareness & Inclusion