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Shia – the Swedish Organisations of Disabled Persons International Aid Association – is a non-profit organisation that was formed in 1981 during the UN's International Year of Disabled Persons.

Today Shia consists of 27 Swedish disability organisations which are actively involved in international development cooperation.

The goal of Shia's projects is to support the work that disabled people and their organisations are carrying out for increased rights, equality and inclusion.

Shia stands for

  • Solidarity
  • Human Rights
  • Inclusion
  • Accessibility
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Last update August 1st 2009
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