This project is funded by the European Union - Bridging the Gap
In November 2019, the webinar-based training cycle developed and hosted by the EU-funded initiative Bridging the Gap has been concluded. We hope the cycle has been useful and you improved your knowledge on disability-inclusive development.
2019 was a year of big transformations in Sudan, where support for the rights of persons with disabilities also received a new contribution: the creation and launch of the Group of Friends of Persons with Disabilities, originated by the initiative of the Italian Embassy, which, at the request from relevant public institutions started a process leading to the creation of a “Common Space” in which all actors involved in supporting the rights of persons with disability might meet and exchange.
On 17 December 2019, Bridging the Gap held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) the activity “The essence and philosophy of disability and women movements” to contribute to the empowerment of women with disabilities and make Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) gender-sensitive.
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.