EU-funded Disability Rights and Advocacy project presents results of its work in Georgia

The final presentation as well as a new publication by the EU-funded Disability Rights and Advocacy project will take place tomorrow, 5 April, in Tbilisi, according to a press release from the EU Delegation in Georgia. 
The project, directed towards the development and realisation of an effective national policy for persons with disabilities, aimed to create a more beneficial legal and social environment for such persons in Georgia.
Project partners – the Association of Disabled Women and Mothers of Disabled Children-DEA and Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA), as well as organisation of Human Rights Protection and XXI Century “Adam” – also worked together on issues of social engagement of persons with disabilities into broader societal circles.
The project’s final presentation aims to inform the participants about:
  • The monitoring results of the implementation of the 2010-2012 State Disability Action Plan, which was developed on the basis of the state’s concept of social integration;
  • The parts of the Action Plan that were monitored under the project with the data from the first two years concerning granting disability status, labour and employment and education;
  • Explain to the public advocacy measures carried out during the project in order to hasten the ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
  • Discuss drafted recommendations based on the analysis of the monitoring results and improve future activities concerning the further development of the state policy towards persons with disabilities.
A new publication titled “Education and Employment – the Way towards the Integration of Persons with Disabilities” written and published by the project will be also presented at the presentation. (ENPI Info Centre)
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