To encourage creation of new organization serving the needs of women with disabilities in five regions of Lebanon.
To build the capacity of two branches of the National Association of the Deafblind of Uganda in newly created districts to pursue advocacy to ensure that persons with deafblindness are included in district plans and budgets.
To consolidate previously funded work in four Ugandan districts (Rwengo, Kalungu, Masindi and Amuru) and expand into a fifth district, Buyende.
To equip National Association of the Deafblind in Uganda (NADBU) district-based associations with capacity for sustainable advocacy for equalization of opportunities of the Deafblind at district level.
To increase the participation of Deafblind persons in the forthcoming Ugandan national election in 2016, which will result in better recognition of Deafblind persons as political rights holders, in line with CRPD Article 29 (Political Rights).
To improve capacity among persons with Deafblindness and their caregivers to influence policies and practices to ensure that they are compliant with the CRPD.
To protect women with disabilities from violence and discrimination by strengthening links between DPOs of women with disabilities and legal aid across eleven districts of Bangladesh.
To ensure the right to employment for women with disabilities (Article 27) in order to promote stronger livelihoods, improved social status and dignity for women with disabilities in 11 mainly grassroots districts (Kushtia, Natore, Dhaka, Bogra, Rajshahi, Sirajgong, Rangpur, Magura, Dinajpur, Khulna and Chapinababgong), where over 10,000 women with disabilities live. The project will carry out training for 800 women with disabilities in these 11 districts, focusing on the CRPD. This training will be followed by district level advocacy by these women, supported by Grantee staff, and national level media advocacy by Grantee, on recruitment, hiring and employment, continuance of employment, career advancement, safe and healthy working conditions, equal opportunities, equal remuneration and safe and healthy working conditions and protection from harassment.
In partnership with other disabled persons' organization and the Bangladesh Legal Aid Services Trust, to improve work and employment opportunities for women with disabilities by taking cases of discriminatory workplace practices to court.
To create national awareness on the rights of women with disabilities through advocacy and legal action and through empowering grassroots organizations of women with disabilities, especially Articles 6, 8 and 13 on the right to freedom from violence and right to integrity those related to women with disabilities and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.
To strengthen voice of women with disabilities and to develop mechanisms, including litigation, to reduce violence against women by addressing causes of violence, developing capacity of women and DPOs, and advocating for laws and policies that conflict with CRPD and litigation to protect and promote rights of women with disabilities.
To empower women with disabilities through raising awareness about the CRPD and, specifically, violence against women and girls, amongst women leaders, 127 DPO network members and governmental counterparts; building stronger organizations; and reaching out to organizations not focused on disability, including the Ministry of Children and Women’s Affairs.
To increase networking and coordination among member organizations and regional organizations and to build DPO capacity to advance the rights of PWDs through training on the CRPD.
To monitor human rights progress of and by PWDs; disseminate the CRPD; advocate for appropriate laws and policies that protect the rights of PWDs; and raise public awareness about the CRPD.
To build the capacity of Disability Rights groups in 5 regions to influence disability policy on a national scale.