From El Cairo to Nairobi: META committed to the Human Rights agenda

By Sofi Savoy, Bri Lanzilloto (META Argentina) and Agustina Fazio 25 years ago, a group of activists gathered in El Cairo, to advance in public policies related to population and women’s rights. Less than a month ago, a new generation of activists (among them, Sofi Savoy and Bri Lanzilloto (from META Argentina) gathered in Nairobi, […]

Raising Our Voices at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

Persons with disabilities are discouraged from obtaining information and services on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and research indicates that several factors play a role.[1]  Taking our role as leaders very seriously, and supported by iiDi, we spoke about these factors in testimonials featured in a video at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25.Coming […]

Facing New Territories: META Explores New York

By Hailey Fox The recent participation of META in the Conference of States Parties (CoSP), on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, was a true testament to the resilience of META’s young advocacy. The backbone of META is built out of the qualities observed by the executive director of the International Disability […]

Declaration of the First Youth Forum for Inclusive Education

The more than 40 young persons with and without disabilities from Argentina -Buenos Aires, Chubut, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, Salta and Santa Fe- and Uruguay, gathered at the First Youth Forum for Inclusive Education held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on from the 31st May to 1st June, 2019, hereby declare that: Young persons are the protagonists […]

What was META up to in 2018?

Throughout 2018, META members worked actively to advance the promotion of rights and inclusive development, strengthening their leadership role with the conviction that «without action, there will be no rights.» The following is a review of the key moments of the year: Intergenerational Dialogues: META talks with activists from the Latin American Blind Union (ULAC) […]

Women take the lead: META experience at WEI Convening

Five of META’s active participants from Argentina, Costa Rica and United States participated of the Women Enabled International Convening for advocates on the Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities, which took place in San Jose, Costa Rica, from July 18-21. Introducing the AccountaBILITY Toolkit The first day of the Convening welcomed women from all […]

Disability and me

Por Agustina Fazio, Uruguay (This note was written originally in Spanish and then translated by me to be disseminated among partners, based on my personal experience and my work in iiDi Foundation) Years ago, I was a disabled child. I was very little and I don’t quite remember, I know because I was told, and […]

META member meet Costa Rica authorities to discuss inclusive development!

On 27th January, the young people from META had an important meeting with high authorities of the government in Costa Rica. The meeting was held in the Ministry of Culture and Youth. Some of the participants were the viceminister José Ricardo Sánchez Mena and his Advisor Mrs Sofía, and for M.E.T.A: Luis Hernán Cambronero, Alberto […]


Young People and the Sustainable,  Inclusive Development Agenda. Sao Paulo, October 21-24, 2015 The International Disability Alliance will soon conduct a Conference titled “The Post-2015 Agenda and the UN CRPD in Latin America: Fostering Regional Dialogue to Develop Common Understanding on Implementation of the UN CRPD and an Inclusive Post-2015 Framework.”