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2024 Statement on the Right to Live in the Community: Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

June 11-13, 2024 marked the seventeenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held at the United Nations. This year’s theme revolved around rethinking disability inclusion, with a special focus on technology, humanitarian emergencies, and the right to decent work and a sustainable livelihood.
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Vinakshi Singh

Direct Support Professionals Facilitate Authentic Inclusion for People with Disability

Direct Support Professionals play a vital role in creating authentic inclusion alongside people with disability. Keystone Institute India has developed a National Training for Direct Support Practitioners, a curriculum designed to develop a dignified, respected workforce of direct support professionals (DSPs).
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Ludmila Malcoci at CSW68

Gender Responsive Budgeting: Delivering on Gender Equality Commitments in Multilaterals’ External Financing

On March 22, 2024, Keystone Human Services International (KHSI) partnered with Gender Budget Watchdog Network (GBWN) to co-host a parallel event at the United Nation’s 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), aligning with the CSW68 theme of “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls...
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Listen Include Respect from the United Nations to Day-to-Day Life

Listen Include Respect from the United Nations to Day-to-Day Life

How is individual choice and decision-making supported well, and how do we shift mindsets around the perceived capacity of people with intellectual and developmental disability? That’s one of the questions posed by Chuck Sweeder, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services
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Reflections on Keystone Human Services’ Recent ANCOR Global Council Study Visit to India

Reflections on Keystone Human Services’ Recent ANCOR Global Council Study Visit to India

Keystone Human Services was pleased to host members from the ANCOR Global Council for a study visit to India in February. Two staff members from ANCOR and eight leaders from American human service organizations that are members of ANCOR spent ten days alongside leadership from Keystone Human Services and staff from Keystone Institute India, visiting...
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KHS President and CEO Receives Letter of Gratitude from the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in Moldova

Keystone Human Services is pleased to announce that Charles Hooker, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services, has received a letter of gratitude from the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in the Republic of Moldova for his leadership role in promoting and supporting the social inclusion of people with disability in Moldova.
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WITF The Spark

Universal Themes in Art Spark Connections

The universal themes in art have a powerful way of building connections and helping people across the world find commonalities. On November 2, Genevieve Fitzgibbon, Deputy Director for Keystone Human Services International, joined Ambassador Kent Logsdon, US Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, and artist Reina Wooden, known as Reina 76, on WITF The Spark...
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Keystone Human Services CGI 2022 Commitment to Action

KEYSTONE HUMAN SERVICES ANNOUNCES NEW COMMITMENT TO ACTION AT CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE

Harrisburg, PA—Keystone Human Services (KHS) announced a new Commitment to Action at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Through this Commitment, entitled “Inclusive Crisis Response and Recovery – Rebuilding Forward – Moldova/Ukraine,” KHS will coordinate a national-level disability-inclusive relief and response effort within Moldova to support refugees from Ukraine, as well as Moldovan...
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CGI 2016

Keystone Human Services Takes Action in the Clinton Global Initiative

On September 19-20, Keystone Human Services is participating in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) , a gathering of global leaders committed to taking action to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. Charles Hooker, President and CEO, KHS; Charles Sweeder, President-Elect, KHS; Genevieve Fitzgibbon, Deputy Director, Keystone Human Services International; and Nicolae Ciocan, Director...
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From US Embassy in Moldova

Keystone Moldova Meets with Special Advisor for International Disability Rights

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Sara Minkara visited Keystone Moldova during her mid-August visit to the Republic of Moldova.
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