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Ministry of Health Officials of Burkina Faso attend Training on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and the country Legislative measures adopted by the Government to ensure its implementation. August 2, 2019

Ministry of Health Officials of Burkina Faso attend Training on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRDP) and the country Legislative measures adopted by the Government to ensure its implementation.

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Bridging the Gap celebrates a workshop to mainstream disability in Paraguay July 4, 2019

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.

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OHCHR organises its final validation meeting on human rights indicators for the CRPD June 26, 2019

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.

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The situation of migrants with disabilities highlighted during the Global Disability Summit 2019 June 7, 2019

On occasion of the Global disability Summit 2019, celebrated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 6 to 8 June, Bridging the Gap organised the side event ‘Migration and disability’ to highlighted the situation of one of the most vulnerable groups in society. The event took place on 6th June and it was organised together with International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons With Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), the Mexican Coalition for Persons with Disabilities (COAMEX), and Human Right Watch.

Bridging the Gap celebrates an International Forum on Experiences of Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Education May 8, 2019

Around 50 people attended the “Foro Internacional de Experiencias sobre la Inclusión Educativa de Personas con Discapacidad”, organized by Bridging the Gap and held on 7 June in Quito, Ecuador.

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.

presentation of the advances on inclusive education in Ecuador
The organisations of persons with disabilities in Ecuador share the advances on inclusive education made in the framework of the project March 14, 2019

The advances of Bridging the Gap project in Ecuador were shared yesterday at an event celebrated in Quito and organised by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), implementation partner of the Project within the country. The meeting brought together European, Spanish and Ecuadorian authorities, development partners and organisations of persons with disabilities.

Validation Meeting Bridging the Gap I Feb 2019
OHCHR organises a workshop on human rights indicators for the CRPD February 28, 2019

On 25 and 26 February, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized and led at Geneva (Switzerland) a consultation meeting related to the first component of Bridging the Gap project.