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

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Bridging the gap at the COSP 11 June 8, 2018

Bridging the Gap is going to be at the core of the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP11 CRPD), which…

Ana Peláez reading in braille
The Steering Committee of Bridging the gap-II supports the candidature of Ana Peláez to the CEDAW Committee May 25, 2018

Ana Peláez Narváez, an internationally renowned blind woman and current member of the Steering Committee of our European Project Bridging the Gap II, is nominated by Spain to serve on the United…

Federico Martire introducing BtG to the workshop's attendants
Bridging the gap debates in Vienna the different approaches to inclusive development and the commitment to the CRPD implementation May 18, 2018

In the framework of Bridging the Gap II (BtG-II) Knowledge Management Strategy (Third Pillar: Learning Spaces to LEARN and TRAIN), last May 15th the workshop titled “Social protection of persons with disabilities in…

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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june, 2018

28jun09:0012:30Workshop: Generation of data and indicators for the inclusion of persons 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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