“Disability Under Siege” is a multidisciplinary project running from 2020 to 2024 and which seeks to transform the education provision for children with disabilities in conflict affected states, specifically Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Lebanon, and Jordan
The project is a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Network Plus, aiming to build equitable partnerships between the Global South and the Global North, and encourage collaborations between universities, NGOs, educators, artists, and grassroots activists, in particular people with disabilities.
As part of the Network, we will be funding a range of Innovation projects. These projects will aim to change the discourse around disability, removing barriers, and improving access to education for children with disabilities, while promoting collaboration between partners in the MENA region and UK organisations. There will also be a strong focus on arts and culture as a way of increasing representation and changing the perception of disability in the region.