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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Asociacion de Usarios de Servicios de Salud Mental (ASUMEN), fiscal sponsor: Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)
To promote the inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities by building the organization's capacity and awareness of the CRPD.
Asociación de Usuarios de Salud Mental (ASUMEN), Fiscal Sponsor: Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH)
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.
To continue work to solidify organization-wide understanding and utilization of CRPD Articles 12 (Legal Capacity) and 19 (Living Independently), as well as to continue to build the organizational management skills of mental health users who are extremely marginalized due to their disability and poverty levels.
To strengthen Asociacion de Usuarios de Servicios de Salud Mental's participation in the broader Peruvian disability movement in order to promote a human rights-based approach to persons with psychosocial disabilities and to initiate collaborative advocacy activities. The project includes radio broadcasting as a means of informing the general public about the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities.
To strengthen their organization to achieve their true autonomy and independence and actively participate in the society.
To strengthen DPOS to increase their understanding of the CRPD and ability to advocate for its implementation.
To strengthen 7 municipal offices to utilize the CRPD by creating a watchdog network of community leaders and to raise public awareness about the CRPD through workshops, media, and marches.
To train five groups of women with disabilities to learn about their rights as outlined in the CRPD and to learn how to use the CRPD as a tool for self-advocacy for social inclusion, especially in poverty reduction programs.