Inclusive policies and services for equal rights


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

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Stakeholder conference in Brussels
Stakeholder seminar on disability mainstreaming in development cooperation April 4, 2019

Bridging the Gap held in Brussels the 'Stakeholder seminar on disability mainstreaming in development cooperation' to strengthen the project development practitioner’s partners in defining a stronger and more effective approach to disability mainstreaming.

Ethiopian women in East Belesa
Successful activity involving women with and without disabilities in East Belesa (Ethiopia) March 28, 2019

Bridging the Gap project’ team visited East Belesa on 26th March as part of an activity carried out within the framework of its joint work with the programme SWEEP, which empowers women living in the villages of the woredas of East and West Belesa, among other activities.

Signature of subgrants between AICS and the OPDs in Sudan
Bridging the Gap signs four grant agreements with Organisation of Persons with Disabilities in Sudan March 22, 2019

"This is a happy day, an important day for the disability movement in Sudan". Mr. Badraldeen, secretary general of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities of Sudan (NCPD), praised with these words the signature of four subgrants between the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and five Sudanese Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) held in Khartoum on 20 March.

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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Newsletter #3

December 2018

persons standing up during the Bridging the Gap launch event
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