Building community capacity to achieve the human rights of all persons with disabilities

Grantees

National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

Stream: National Coalition

Year 2 - To continue follow-up to CEDAW and UPR recommendations through national workshops, building consensus on a proposed advocacy plan. Stakeholders will reach agreement on task assignment; carry out public media campaigns to publicize the UPR and CEDAW recommendations and the steps taken (or not taken) by the government towards implementation; develop and present policy briefs on priority issues for persons with disabilities to relevant Parliamentary Sectoral Committees (gender, social services, human rights) and other human rights agencies (Uganda Human Rights Commission, Judicial Service Commission); expand UPR, CRC, and CEDAW monitoring tools created by UWONET, HURINET and UCRNN to ensure incorporation of a disability lens and disseminate these tools to other human rights NGOs and entities; and, as a basis for policy briefs, develop a database to document the kinds of human rights violations experienced by persons with disabilities under the various indicators in the monitoring tools. 

Grant amount: $45,000
Grant Year: 2013
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014

National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

To popularize the CRPD as a vehicle for human rights advocacy for PWDs by participating in implementation efforts at policy levels, working with the media to raise awareness, and training DPOs and other stakeholders.

Grant amount: $39,000
Grant Year: 2008
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2009 - Dec 31 2009

National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

Stream: National Coalition

To produce a shadow report on CRPD implementation in coalition with the National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) and the Ugandan Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN).

Grant amount: $50,000
Grant Year: 2009
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010

National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU)

Stream: National Coalition

To ensure integration of disability rights in the national development framework by strengthening DPO capacity to monitor activities of the government, culminating in the production of an alternative report to the CRPD Committee.   

Grant amount: $57,000
Grant Year: 2010
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011

National Union of the Blind

To raise awareness about the CRPD through production and dissemination of a Braille version of the CRPD for persons with visual impairments.

Grant amount: $5,000
Grant Year: 2008
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2009 - Dec 31 2009

Natore Zila Protibandhi Sansgshta "Nandon"

To increase political participation by PWDs by promoting their involvement in the local government electoral processes and to mobilize PWDs to encourage elected officials to become more sensitive to the rights and needs of PWDs.

Grant amount: $15,000
Grant Year: 2009
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010

Naunau 'o e 'Alamaite Tonga Association Incorporated

Stream: Small Grant

To enable Grantee's staff to become efficient and effective advocates on the CRPD and eventually lobby the Tongan government to ratify the CRPD. The project will build partnerships with other organizations working with persons with disabilities and expand CRPD knowledge and expertise to remote areas of the country, including through translating the CRPD into Tongan language. Following training and technical support from Pacific Disability Forum, Grantee will conduct two CRPD training workshops on the main island (Tongatapu) and six on the outer islands for up to 160 participants with disabilities, their families and community leaders (two trainings for each of the following islands: 'Eua, Ha’apai, and Vava'u, and liaise with the whole Tongan Government to build their awareness, support and commitment for the CRPD. Grantee will also begin planning for a campaign on ratification of the CRPD.

Grant amount: $10,000
Grant Year: 2013
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014

Nauru Disabled Peoples Organization

Stream: Small Grant

To strengthen knowledge and understanding of the CRPD among persons with disabilities across Nauru. Grantee hopes to achieve this through six awareness and advocacy workshops for 180 persons with disabilities, carried out with support of the Pacific Disability Forum, which will provide general CRPD information along with examples of how the rights outlined are critical to everyday life in Nauru. Grantee also intends to advocate - within the timeline of the project - for the government to review and endorse the draft National Disability Policy, which Grantee has developed, as a next step towards CRPD implementation. (Nauru ratified the CRPD on June 27, 2012.) 

Grant amount: $8,000
Grant Year: 2013
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014

Network of Persons with Disabilities

Stream: Small Grant

To promote inclusive education and advocacy efforts for children with disabilities in Andhra Pradesh.

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2012
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Sep 1 2012 - Aug 31 2013

Network of Persons with Disabilities Organization

Stream: Small Grants

To strengthen DPOs in three states (Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Chhattisgarh) by providing state and district trainings for disability leaders and community organizers on the CRPD.

Grant amount: $24,000
Grant Year: 2009
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Sep 1 2009 - Aug 31 2010

Network of Persons with disabilities Organizations

Stream: Small Grant

To ensure the rights of children with disabilities are protected and promoted through effective grassroots advocacy on the CRPD at district and state level in Andhra Pradesh.

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2011
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Sep 1 2011 - Aug 31 2012

Network of Persons with disabilities Organizations

Stream: Mid-Level Coalition

(Year Two) To continue to build the capacities of disabled persons' organizations in Andhra Pradesh so that they can advocate to ensure that state and district-level budgetary allocations do not fall below 3% for persons with disabilities, per Government Memorandums 3 and 24 and Section 40 of the Andhra Pradesh Persons with Disabilities Act; and to address ongoing rights violations in this area.

Grant amount: $30,000
Grant Year: 2014
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Sep 1 2014 - Aug 31 2015

Network of Persons with Disabilities Organizations (NPdO)

Stream: Small Grants

To build the capacity of PWDs, DPOs, and self help groups to lobby with the Andhra Pradesh State officials and local representatives for the effective implementation of the CRPD Article 27 (right to work in barrier free environment).

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2010
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Sep 1 2010 - Aug 31 2011

New Horizon Foundation of the Blind

Stream: Small Grant

To build the capacity of children and youth with visual impairments to voice their rights, and to promote inclusive education in the communities of Abutia, Dodome, and Dzolo in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Grant amount: $10,400
Grant Year: 2011
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2012

New Horizon Foundation of the Blind

Stream: Small Grant

To increase the capacity of New Horizon Foundation of the Blind (NHFB) and children’s advocacy groups to advocate for the education rights of children and young people with visual impairments in the Ho region of Ghana. NHFB will train the children’s groups in advocacy and leadership skills and conduct CRPD study programs; continue engagement with key stakeholders, including school administrators, instructors, and parents, about the importance of inclusive education throughout the region; and build the advocacy capacity of board members.

Grant amount: $14,000
Grant Year: 2012
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2013 - Dec 31 2013

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