This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap
In order to present the social and legal context in which the rights of persons with disabilities should be mainstreamed, Bridging the Gap celebrated on 2 and 3 July, in Asunción, Paraguay, the workshop ‘Guidelines for inclusive cooperation’, organised in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the European Unión delegation in Paraguay.
On 24 and 25 June, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized and led in Geneva (Switzerland) it’s final consultation meeting related to the first component of Bridging the Gap project.
Mihret Nigussie Chengerei, acting president of the Federation of Ethiopian National Associations of Persons with Disabilities, writes about her experience at the European Development Days 2019.
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.