Bridging the Gap celebrated its 2019 Annual event, focused on Women and girls with disabilities, on November 14th at the premises of the Representation of the European Commission in Italy, gathering institutional representatives, development practitioners and organisations of persons with disabilities.
The project continues strengthening disability inclusion among the Ethiopian society throughout country activities such as the Disability Awareness and Inclusive Development Training held on 15 and 16 October in Dangla, Amhara Region, and addressed to the Region Government Bureau Focal Points.
From 4th to 6th October, the capital of Paraguay, Asunción, hosted the Second National Meeting of the project Bridging the Gap, celebrated within the framework of the 12th Meeting of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities.
In order to mainstream disability inclusion, Bridging the Gap has held several sessions of the Disability Equality Training addressed to the staff of their partners' development agencies. The last one took place in Madrid on 16 and 17 September and was attended by the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) employees.
Bridging the Gap in Ecuador, implemented by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), launched in September the awareness raising campaign “Yo me quiero sumar”, the first one on the Right to Education for children with disabilities within the country.
The first and the second components of Bridging the Gap organised in Asunción, Paraguay, a series of trainings and meetings on 3 and 4 September to consolidate their work to support beneficiary countries in collecting disaggregated data on disability.
In the framework of Bridging the Gap’s action in Burkina Faso, a total of 30 officials from the Ministry of Health were trained on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CDPD) and the legislative measures adopted by the Government to ensure its implementation.
90 women attended the 'Vocational Training workshop for Women with Disabilities in Kordofan States' celebrated from 20 to 25 July 2019 and organised by the Sudanese National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) in collaboration with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), implementation partner of Bridging the Gap in Sudan.
In order to present the social and legal context in which the rights of persons with disabilities should be mainstreamed, Bridging the Gap celebrated on 2 and 3 July, in Asunción, Paraguay, the workshop ‘Guidelines for inclusive cooperation’, organised in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the European Unión delegation in Paraguay.
On 24 and 25 June, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized and led in Geneva (Switzerland) it’s final consultation meeting related to the first component of Bridging the Gap project.