Towards inclusive, collaborative, and decolonial relationships with the global South: Lessons learned from a global North/South partnership project (DEPA)

This project is a collaborative research initiative in support of the leadership of girls and young women with disabilities in the global South. It seeks to build relationships and partnerships between Carleton University (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies), the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (in South Africa) and Blind South Africa (Blind SA). We aim to take sustainable steps to build an inclusive, trustful, collaborative, and decolonial relationships in order to support the participation of girls and young women from the global South in research and activism. Our activities will include online collaborative meetings between all partners, and a workshop with girls and young women with disabilities from South Africa to obtain their input on how best to facilitate their participation in the research.