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Bridging the Gap strengthens the capacities of the National Council Disability Focal Points in Burkina Faso July 23, 2018

From the 11th to the 18th of July, in Ougadougou (Burkina Faso), Bridging the Gap II held the training activity entitled “The Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) and...

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The European Union presents in Ethiopia its flagship initiative on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development cooperation July 12, 2018

Bridging the Gap was presented today to the Ethiopian authorities, development partners and civil society organisations at an event organized by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), implementing and co-funding partner of BtG...

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Generation of data and indicators for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Paraguay June 29, 2018

Nearly 100 people shared knowledge and good practices around the most relevant approaches on the generation and disaggregation of data and indicators for the inclusion of people with disabilities during the Bridging...

Bridging the gap session at the COSP11
The creation and management of disability data and indicators, under discussion at the COSP11 June 15, 2018

On the occasion of the 11th Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP11), held at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York...

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Bridging the gap at the COSP 11 June 8, 2018

Bridging the Gap is going to be at the core of the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP11 CRPD), which...

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Women with Disabilities on the Rise at the European Development Days June 7, 2018

“Educating and training a woman supposes a benefit for all the family”. With this powerful message miss Akhyar Omar closed her intervention at the event “Women on the rise – No one...

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The Steering Committee of Bridging the gap-II supports the candidature of Ana Peláez to the CEDAW Committee May 25, 2018

Ana Peláez Narváez, an internationally renowned blind woman and current member of the Steering Committee of our European Project Bridging the Gap II, is nominated by Spain to serve on the United...

Federico Martire introducing BtG to the workshop's attendants
Bridging the gap debates in Vienna the different approaches to inclusive development and the commitment to the CRPD implementation May 18, 2018

In the framework of Bridging the Gap II (BtG-II) Knowledge Management Strategy (Third Pillar: Learning Spaces to LEARN and TRAIN), last May 15th the workshop titled “Social protection of persons with disabilities in...

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EU-OHCHR Bridging the Gap I meets to discuss the first draft on human rights indicators April 25, 2018

The component I of the European project Bridging the Gap (BtG-I), led by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), organized on the 19th and 20th of...

Bridging the Gap launches the Webinar-based Training Cycle 2018-2019
Bridging the Gap launches the Webinar-based Training Cycle 2018-2019 March 28, 2018

Bridging the Gap launches a webinar-based training cycle to foster a culture of disability mainstreaming in development and to define a homogeneous approach to the project crosscutting topics. The first webinar focuses...