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 will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Session Women on the rise-no one left behind. Speaker's table and persons participating in the discussion.
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 left behind!”

Ana Peláez reading in braille
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 Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee).

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 development cooperation” took place in Vienna.

Group photo: participants in the workshop
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 April in Geneva (Switzerland).

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.

Launch of Bridging the Gap project in the presence of the commissioner Neven Mimica
Launch of Bridging the Gap project in the presence of the commissioner Neven Mimica December 6, 2017

The European project Bridging the Gap-Inclusive policies and services for equal rights of persons with disabilities, was launched on December 5th in Brussels in the context of the European Disability and Development Week (EDDW).

First contact with local partners
Bridging the Gap makes its first contact with local partners September 28, 2017

In September, the director of Bridging the Gap project, Federico Martire, will visit a total of five countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ecuador, Paraguay) to establish a first contact with the local partners.