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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.