This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap
Thanks to the collaboration between Bridging the Gap and the project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) "PIN - participative paths for the economic inclusion of young people with disabilities in Mozambique - AID11460", led by the Italian Non-governmental organisation “Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) and in partnership with Terres des Hommes and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS), Bridging the Gap's webinar-based training cycle have been translated and subtitled in Portuguese.
As part of the capitalization strategy of the project, Bridging the Gap held on 4 and 5 May the virtual conference ‘The path to inclusive and accessible education policies: Data, indicators, and best practices for the educational inclusion of girls and boys with disabilities' with the aim of promoting the creation of a Latin American community of best practices in inclusive educational policies based on data obtained according to internationally recognised principles.
After ten years of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Sudan, the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), with the support of Bridging the Gap and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) Khartoum Office, has started a series of initiatives to integrate and enforce the principles set out in the CRPD and to coordinate the legal framework towards disability inclusion over the next ten years.
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.