This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap
On 30 March Bridging the Gap held a webinar to analyse how public procurement has been and can be made compliant to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The inputs collected in this session will be incorporated into the final version of the project guidance note to provide information and indications on how to carry out inclusive procurement.
Irene Valarezo Córdova, Assistant to the Undersecretary of Las Manuelas Mission for the Government of Ecuador's Plan Toda Una Vida, shares his life story as a person with cerebral palsy, explaining the difficulties she has faced both at school and university as well as in the professional world.
The government of Paraguay has launched an accessible communication service to inform persons with disabilities about COVID-19. The quick implementation of this service has been possible thanks to the contribution of Bridging the Gap in the country.
Bridging the Gap II operates in five partner countries. The focus is on strengthening the capacities of governments, national human rights institutions and organisations of persons with disabilities with diverse yet intertwined sector approaches:
- Burkina Faso: Universal access to healthcare
- Ecuador: Inclusive education
- Ethiopia: Livelihoods and social protection
- Paraguay: Data generation and their use in inclusive education
- Sudan: Universal access to employment
The five areas correspond to specific articles of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the international instrument for the protection of the rights and promotion of the inclusion of people with disabilities.