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Bridging the Gap presents its Gender Capitalisation Study at an online workshop November 17, 2020

On November 12th, Bridging the Gap organised the international online workshop “Achieving inclusion of women with disabilities: the experience of Bridging the Gap” to present the results of the project's Gender Capitalization Study 'The Empowerment of Women and Girls with Disabilities. A Compilation of Implemented Activities and Identified Best Practices 2018-2020', share relevant practices worth to be replicated and discuss concrete ways and opportunities to enhance the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities.

Fernando Rey and César Martínez posing with the documents produced by Bridging the Gap
SENADIS receives the main results of the work to strengthen public policies on disability in Paraguay November 9, 2020

The documents summarising the results of the joint interventions between the Paraguayan State and Bridging the Gap project, financed by the European Union and implemented in Paraguay by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), were delivered to the Minister of the National Secretariat for the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SENADIS), César Martínez, by the General Coordinator of Spanish Cooperation in Paraguay, Fernando Rey Yébenes, on Monday, November 2, at the SENADIS headquarters in Asunción, Paraguay.

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Officials from the Paraguayan administration trained on implementing inclusive websites October 13, 2020

On 8 October, 32 members of different state bodies in charge of Paraguay's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) departments participated in an online training session on accessible websites organised by Bridging the Gap through its implementing agency in Paraguay, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID).

Beneficiary countries

Burkina Faso - Ecuador - Ethiopia - Paraguay -Sudan

Burkina Faso - Ecuador - Ethiopia - Paraguay - Sudan

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.


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Newsletter #10

October 2020

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