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Ana Lucía Arellano speaking at 2019 BtG Annual event
Bridging the Gap discusses the challenges for women with disabilities in low and middle-income countries in its 2019 Annual event November 15, 2019

Bridging the Gap celebrated its 2019 Annual event, focused on Women and girls with disabilities, on November 14th at the premises of the Representation of the European Commission in Italy, gathering institutional representatives, development practitioners and organisations of persons with disabilities.

Man with crutches speaking to the training's attendants
Bridging the Gap holds several activities to mainstream disability inclusion in Ethiopia October 18, 2019

The project continues strengthening disability inclusion among the Ethiopian society throughout country activities such as the Disability Awareness and Inclusive Development Training held on 15 and 16 October in Dangla, Amhara Region, and addressed to the Region Government Bureau Focal Points.

Panel debate on social movements. Carmen Serrano Speaking
Social movements, a key element to develop and implement inclusive policies October 9, 2019

Carmen Serrano, Communication officer of Bridging the Gap, tells us her impressions of the issues discussed in the workshop ‘Tejiendo confianza’, organised by the European programme Eurosocial and Oxfam Intermón and held on 30 September and 1 October in La Antigua Guatemala.

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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October 2019

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