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