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.
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, acting president of the Federation of Ethiopian National Associations of Persons with Disabilities, writes about her experience at the European Development Days 2019.
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.
Resilience building has become an increased priority for the Ethiopian government and also for development partners present in the country.
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.
According to the World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank (WB), people with disabilities make up 15% of the world population and 80% of...
Olga Montúfar, president of the Fundación Paso a Paso and of the Global Network of Indigenous Persons with Disabilities.