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Khalida Eisa Haron Abdallah
Bridging the Gap stories: Khalida Eisa Haron Abdallah, Senior Public Health Inspector at Port Sudan Municipality July 3, 2020

Khalida Eisa Haron Abdallah, Senior Public Health Inspector at Port Sudan Municipality, shares her life story as a woman who lost her hearing as a teenager, explaining the difficulties she faced and how her family's support and perseverance led her to a successful career.

Melaku Tekle
Bridging the Gap stories: Melaku Tekle, Executive Director of the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development May 7, 2020

Melaku Tekle, Executive Director of the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, tells us about his life story, his professional career and the need to keep working together to improve the situation of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia

Irene Valerizo
Bridging the Gap stories: Irene Valarezo Córdova, Assistant to the Undersecretary of Las Manuelas Mission for the Government of Ecuador’s Plan Toda Una Vida March 27, 2020

Irene Valarezo Córdova, Assistant to the Undersecretary of Las Manuelas Mission for the Government of Ecuador's Plan Toda Una Vida, shares his life story as a person with cerebral palsy, explaining the difficulties she has faced both at school and university as well as in the professional world.

César González
Bridging the Gap stories: César González, President of the National Association of Public Officials with Disabilities of Paraguay (ASONADIS) February 17, 2020

César González, President of the National Association of Public Officials with Disabilities of Paraguay (ASONADIS) tells us his life story from being diagnosed with infantile cerebral palsy to becoming a disability activist in the association he currently chairs, ASONADIS, and gives us his view on the disability movement in Paraguay

meeting of the Group of friends of persons with disability held in november
The experience of the Group of Friends of Persons with Disability in Sudan January 8, 2020

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.

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.

Mihret Nigussie Chengerei smiling
The EDD as a platform to raise the voice of the furthest behind June 24, 2019

Mihret Nigussie Chengerei, acting president of the Federation of Ethiopian National Associations of Persons with Disabilities, writes about her experience at the European Development Days 2019.

Meeting during the exchange of experiences Spain-Ecuador
Ecuador exchanges experiences on inclusive education in Spain December 12, 2018

Joaquín Rodríguez, Coordinator of the National Federation of Blind Persons of Ecuador’s (FENCE) project "Promoting the educational inclusion of children with visual disabilities", tells us his experience during a peer exchange visit on inclusive education in Spain.

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.

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 access to services and enjoyment of our rights.