To continuously involve individuals who have experienced this history, in all facets of the heritage process.
To promote the memory of and identify ways to honor, recognize, and learn from the lives of people who were once forced into isolation at these sites.
To ensure that these individuals are accorded their rightful place in the history of their families, their countries, and the world.
To appreciate, protect and ensure the understanding of the spirit of place of these sites.
To recognize and continue to foster ways that these sites can be places of healing for family members and communities.
To support the rights of people once relocated due to government policies, to continue to live in heritage sites which have become their homes.
To pursue World Heritage Status for representative, qualified sites.
To identify, network and collaborate with Hansen’s disease/leprosy heritage sites; heritage institutions; museums; memory initiatives; and relevant human rights organizations around the world.
To collaborate with heritage institutions to build capacity and strengthen the conservation management of material culture, intangible cultural heritage and heritage sites.
To bring this important history into the discussion of local and international human rights issues, as well as efforts that use history as a means to create social change.
To contribute where possible, to the sustainable development of the local community.
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International Secretariat International Coalition of Historic Sites of Exclusion and Resistance c/o International Association for Integration, Dignity, and Economic Advancement, IDEA P.O. Box 651 36 Fall Street Seneca Falls, NY 13148 USA (315) 568-5838 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org