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Training civil servants in the Israeli legal system to provide more inclusive legal services
The Accessible Legal Services for People with Disabilities program was launched by the Israeli Ministry of Justice and JDC-Israel Unlimited, together with operating partner Israel Elwyn to train lawyers and representatives from the legal system on how to improve their services for people with intellectual or mental disabilities.
Israeli Ministry of Justice, Accessible Legal Services for Persons with Disabilities, Israel
Stimulating political participation for persons with an intellectual disability
Self-advocates of Our New Future explore the possibilities and barriers to participating in local and regional political meetings. Together with advisors they work out ways to enable people with intellectual disabilities to access political processes. Political bodies are given tools to better support their participation.
Onze Nieuwe Toekomst, Belgium
The transportation and consultancy service enables young persons with disabilities to participate actively in society. The association helps the students to handle bureaucratic tasks and receive exemption from tuition fees.
Through this service young persons with disabilities are enabled to participate actively in society and develop their potential. The service is free of charge and resulted in an increased number of students with disabilities, full participation in academic life as well as enhancement of their visibility in the local community.
Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro, Transport service for students in Montenegro, Montenegro
Postgraduate studies in disability law and policy
The DLPP recruits students with and without disabilities from the United States and abroad, offering them the opportunity to specialize in the field of international and domestic disability law. DLPP students may also work as interns during the summer or full-time for a semester at disability law-related offices.
Syracuse University, College of Law, Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP), United States of America
Vocational training and micro-financing for young people with disabilities
The project offers accessible vocational training and management courses as well as mentorship and access to microfinance. Between 2018 and 2020, the project delivered over 50 training courses for 400 participants, 200 people with disabilities found employment, and 23 small businesses were created.
LUPD - Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities, Improving Socio-economic Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Bekaa and South Lebanon, Lebanon
Access to Justice in Israel for people with complex communication difficulties
Israel was the first country to introduce the right to barrier-free investigations into the law.As part of the pilot project "The Right to be Heard", 14 special investigators were trained in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and 12 speech pathologists were trained to support investigations.
JDC - American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Right to Be Heard, Israel
Training museum professionals in the Western Balkans to improve access to their buildings, collections and activities for persons with disabilities and enabling positive participation while challenging negative stereotypes.
Training for professionals working in museums are at the heart of the project. A information and education program is also provided to raise awareness for the persons with disabilities. Children and adults are welcomed as visitors and take part in various activities which enable them to experience their cultural heritage.
Cultural Heritage without Borders, Communicating art in the Western Balkans, Sweden
Creating a role model of Inclusive Education
Plan International Bangladesh aims to demonstrate that inclusive education can be implemented within existing systems, institutions and structures. The project includes 50 schools, more than 300 teachers and over 100 other relevant institutions as well as more than 20,000 students and out-of-school children.
Plan International Bangladesh, Bangladesh
A full chain of support from primary school to employment
LIFE is a programme for inclusive vocational education and employment for people with disabilities, starting as early as primary school and ending with job placement. 2012 it was introduced in Armenia. By 2016 approximately 900 persons were placed in training and 653 persons were employed through the programme.
Save the Children Armenia, Livelihood Improvement through Fostered Employment (LIFE), Armenia
A countrywide policy framework for lifelong inclusive learning
The policy consists of 43 working policies, 17 strategies and 13 guiding principles and is implemented by programme committees at the local and provincial level, as well as by NGOs under the supervision of MEST. The adoption of specific teaching plans and school implementation are flexible and are based on local circumstances.
Nepalese Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, Inclusive Education Policy (2016), Nepal