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Ana Lucía Arellano speaking at 2019 BtG Annual event
Bridging the Gap discusses the challenges for women with disabilities in low and middle-income countries in its 2019 Annual event November 15, 2019

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.

Man with crutches speaking to the training's attendants
Bridging the Gap holds several activities to mainstream disability inclusion in Ethiopia October 18, 2019

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.

presentation at the second national meeting of BtG in Paraguay
Second National Meeting of the project in Paraguay October 7, 2019

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.

Participants of the secongd DET in Madrid working in groups
The staff of the project partner agencies trained on disability inclusion October 2, 2019

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.

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Bridging the Gap launches the first awareness-raising campaign on inclusive education in Ecuador October 1, 2019

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 project director introducing the meeting to the attendants
Bridging the gap holds training sessions in Paraguay to consolidate its work on disability data September 6, 2019

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.

Participants to the training in Ouagadougou
Thirty officials from the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso trained to enhance inclusive access to health August 2, 2019

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.

Women with disabilities working in groups during the training
90 Sudanese women with disabilities trained to improve their skills to start up their own business July 30, 2019

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.

The ministry od SENADIS speaking during the workshop
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.

Group photo validation meeting OHCHR
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.