Inclusive policies and services for equal rights

 

This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap

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Bridging the Gap’s webinar-based training cycle available in Portuguese May 12, 2021

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.

screenshot of the event: a ecuadorian sign interpreter, a internastional sign interpreter, the minister of SENADIS, Mariela Soledad Ramírez y Federico Martire, director of Bridging the Gap
Bridging the Gap promotes the creation of a Latin American community of good practices in inclusive education May 10, 2021

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.

a sudanese woman speaking
Sudan restates its commitment to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of public life April 30, 2021

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.

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 #12

April 2021

Top part of newsletter 12 showing the info on the IV stakeholder conference of the project
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