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

Grantees

Asociación de Personas con Discapacidad DIGNIDAD

Stream: Small Grant

To build CRPD capacity and advocacy among indigenous people with disabilities from the rural districts of Loreto in Peru, with a focus on Articles 9 (Accessibility), 12.5 (legal capacity – especially equal access to banking services), and 29 (Participation in Political and Public  Life – especially the right to vote).

Grant amount: $16,000
Grant Year: 2011
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2012

Asociación de Personas con Discapacidad Física Motora

Stream: Small Grant

To advance implementation of Article 27 (Work and Employment) of the CRPD on the right to work by increasing understanding among persons with disabilities, the private sector, and public authorities about the rights and obligations set out in the article and in the new Disability Act, Law 763; demanding implementation of State obligations under national and international legislation; and raising awareness among the general public in Nicaragua about these issues.

Grant amount: $18,000
Grant Year: 2011
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2012

Asociación de Personas con Discapacidad Física Motora (ADIFEM)

Stream: Small Grant

To build on and broaden the DRF-supported activities to 5 regions of the country and to provide persons with disabilities with rights advocacy and other tools, such as personal assistants, so that they will be able to develop their potential and contribute to social development through creating the material conditions to ensure their full participation in society, especially Articles 9 and 19.

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2010
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011

Asociacion de Personas con Discapacidad Fisico Motor

Stream: Small Grant

To continue advocacy activities around inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labor market and accessible and safe public transportation. They will expand their work to five additional municipalities, Bluefields, Jalapa, Rosita, el Sauce, and Jinotega, through their branches in the area. Through special information sessions centered on CRPD Articles 9 (Accessibility), 27 (Work and Employment), and Law 763, Asociación de Discapacitados Físico Motores hopes to deepen impact across Nicaragua in these areas.

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2012
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2013 - Dec 31 2013

Asociacion de Personas con Discapacidad Fisico Motor - Nicaragua (ADIFIM)

Stream: Small Grants

To advocate for implementation of the CRPD, especially national technical regulations on accessibility.

Grant amount: $25,000
Grant Year: 2009
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010

Asociación de Personas con Discapacidad “RENACER” 

Stream: Small Grant

To strengthen the CRPD capacity of the new Board as well as the membership of RENACER to enhance advocacy efforts towards CRPD implementation in Peru.

Grant amount: $8,000
Grant Year: 2011
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2012

Asociación de Sordociegos de Nicaragua

Stream: Small Grant

To train six leaders from the deafblind community in Nicaragua as field officers who, in turn, will build the capacity of 36 other deafblind persons from target rural areas through peer support, advice, and training on the CRPD.

Grant amount: $17,000
Grant Year: 2011
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2012

Asociacion de Sordociegos de Nicaragua

Stream: Small Grant

To empower deafblind persons in Nicaragua through activities that utilize the CRPD to advocate for inclusion of the deafblind in poverty reduction programs, as well as to disseminate empowering images of deafblind persons, to support a more positive, proactive and constructive image.

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2012
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2013 - Dec 31 2013

Asociacion de Sordociegos de Nicaragua (ASCN)

Stream: Small Grants

To enhance the quality of life of deafblind people by identifying them (and their families) and providing them with information on rights and communication skills to increase their interaction within their communities.

Grant amount: $10,000
Grant Year: 2009
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010

Asociación de Sordociegos de Nicaragua (ASCN)

Stream: Small Grant

 To contribute to increased awareness of the rights of Deafblind persons in Nicaragua, enhancing the visibility of this marginalized group, as well as the visibility of ASCN, their representative association.  

Grant amount: $13,500
Grant Year: 2010
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011

Asociación de Sordos del Perú

Stream: Small Grant

To support the creation of new branch DPOs of deaf people in seven regions of Peru and to build their capacity to effectively advocate for CRPD implementation.

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2011
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2012

Asociacion de Sordos del Peru (ASP)

Stream: Small Grant

To strengthen this national organization of deaf persons by building member awareness about rights, as well as leadership in advocating for implementation of the CRPD. The organization will develop materials on the CRPD in sign language.

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2010
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011

Asociacion de Usarios de Servicios de Salud Mental (ASUMEN), Fiscal Sponsor: Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)

To build the organizational capacity of this emerging organization and to increase the knowledge of the CRPD among its members with psychosocial disabilities.

Grant amount: $10,000
Grant Year: 2008
Round: 1
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2009 - Dec 31 2009

Asociacion de Usarios de Servicios de Salud Mental (ASUMEN), fiscal sponsor: Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)

Stream: Small Grants

To promote the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities by building the organization's capacity and awareness of the CRPD.

Grant amount: $13,500
Grant Year: 2009
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2010 - Dec 31 2010

Asociación de Usuarios de Salud Mental (ASUMEN), Fiscal Sponsor: Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)

Stream: Small Grant

To empower ASUMEN members and build their capacity to demand respect from their families, public authorities and the local community for the right to make their own decisions and to be included in the community, according to Articles 12 and 19 of the CRPD.   

Grant amount: $20,000
Grant Year: 2010
Round: 2
Grant Start — End: Jan 1 2011 - Dec 31 2011

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