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

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Ethiopian woman reads braille version of Briding the Gap's leaflet at the project launch event
Building disability-inclusive resilience programmes: the challenge of Bridging the Gap in Ethiopia August 16, 2018

Resilience building has become an increased priority for the Ethiopian government and also for development partners present in the country. Building resilience means that communities affected by drought, floods or other shocks…

Akhyar Omar
Women with disabilities, united for their rights in Sudan July 30, 2018

Persons with disabilities account for around 6% of all Sudanese citizens. Although there are specific policies and laws aimed to enhance our inclusion, we are discriminated within our communities in relation to…

participants of the trainings
Bridging the Gap strengthens the capacities of the National Council Disability Focal Points in Burkina Faso July 23, 2018

From the 11th to the 18th of July, Bridging the Gap held in Ougadougou (Burkina Faso) the training activity “The Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) and inclusion: promotion…

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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May 2018

3rd session of the webinar-based training cycle "Disability and Development" - End of May (dates TBA)
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