To build the capacity of Disability Promotion and Advocacy Association's coordinating committee members and 14 affiliates to advocate for CRPD implementation.
To complete CRPD awareness-raising in remote and as yet unreached parts of Vanuatu (Torba, Penama, Sanma, Malampa, Shefa and Tafea Provinces), especially targeting village chiefs, women with disabilties and children with disabilities. The project will carry out two weeks of CRPD training, led by Grantee staff, for up to 180 persons with disabilities in the six provinces, working to build the confidence of self-help groups of persons with disabilities in these provinces to advocate more strongly for their rights using the CRPD and to collect information on the specific rights-based needs of grassroots persons with disabilities. The project will also prepare the ground for higher-level national advocacy in 2015 by gathering and sharing information on persons with disabilities in these outer-lying islands and provinces to use in national level advocacy.
To increase awareness about the CRPD among persons with disabilities in the six provinces of Vanuatu and increase national action on CRPD implementation.
To provide a national platform for DPOs to propose amendments, in line with the CRPD, to disability specific laws and other laws impacting PWDs. The coalition, Human Rights Law Network, The Deaf Way, and National Association of the Deaf, will produce position papers to influence amendments.
To engage local government councilors in Northern, Eastern, and Western regions in dialogue with women and girls with disabilities to ensure that they incorporate the CRPD when executing their duties.
DISAI Society (Disability Initiatives In Sustainable Action India Society); fiscal sponsor Jagruthi Education and Social Upliftment Society
To move disability rights forward by building the capacity of up to 100 DPOs in nine districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh to address the CRPD.
To expand the capacity of up to 500 women with disabilities in Bangladesh's Dinajpur District to advocate for advancement of the CRPD, particularly Articles 19 (Living Independently in the Community) and 6 (Women with Disabilities), to ensure they will be included in the community without discrimination or rights violations.
To enhance the capacity of women with disabilities in Sadar District, Dinajpur to advocate for social inclusion, better access to health services and supports to be able to live independently in the community, free from discrimination and barriers arising from their disabilities. The project will raise awareness of local government authorities, NGOs and community-based organizations on CRPD Articles 19 (Independent Living), 9 (Accessibility) and 25 (Health). The project will also conduct advocacy to family members, community leaders, civil society organizations and the media on the right of women with disabilities to make their own choices about their living arrangements, to have accessible health facilities, and to have equal health rights. Up to 150 women with disabilities themselves will be involved in this advocacy. From these women, Grantee will also form a Women with Disabilities Rights Protection Committee to advocate to local government officials and elected representatives of the Union Council in the project area on violence and rights abuses against women with disabilities.
To improve Public Monitoring Boards functions and disseminate information to disabled persons organizations and parent groups to ensure effective monitoring of institutions where persons with intellectual disabilities live.
To promote small, community-based group homes as an alternative to large institutions where most children and adults with intellectual disabilities reside.
To expand the knowledge and skills of organizational members to advance the CRPD at local and national levels, including addressing problems of institutionalization for children with intellectual disabilities.
To build a network of deaf organizations in seven districts of Solo Region to advance the CRPD.
To build capacity on the CRPD among Grantee members in the districts of Mbale and Bulajbuuli, so they can use it as an advocacy tool to promote the acknowledgment of albinism as a disability amongst policy-makers in the region and advocate for inclusion in poverty reduction programs. The project includes a week-long non-residential training of trainers workshop for six members (three men and three women) about the CRPD, with the support of Action on Disability & Development and other DRF grantees. Once trained, the members will train 21 leaders in seven existing District self-help groups of albinos which Grantee has set up already. Grantee will also analyze poverty reduction programs in the two districts as a basis from which to start a dialogue with political leaders and persons with disabilities in the two districts about the rights of persons with albinism to be included. This includes dialogue meetings with leaders of the District Disability Councils, directors of community services and community development officers from the target sub counties.
To promote knowledge of the CRPD within the local community as a means to improve the quality of life for PWDs in central Ghana through trainings of district assembly representatives and by engaging volunteers to visit PWDs.
To ensure that children with disabilities in the area around Asikuma, Central Region in Ghana are able to exercise their right to inclusive education.