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              • Five-Year Plan for Mental Health Care in Rural Areas

                BasicNeeds Ghana capacitates physicians and health workers about mental health issues, how to treat them, and how to gain knowledge about appropriate medication. Since its founding in 2002, the programme has benefitted more than 19,000 poor and marginalized living people with mental health issues or epilepsy.
                Basic Needs Ghana, Ghana

              • People with physical disabilities participating in a demonstration.

                Engaging persons with disabilities in all levels of politics

                DEC-N conducts regular dialogue with political parties and local public and non-government bodies to encourage inclusive policies, and an organizational taskforce supports voter registering and participation. Since 2012, some 200 people with disabilities have participated in local planning, 1,055 have registered to vote.
                DEC-Nepal - Disable Empowerment and Communication Center, Nepal

              • VbA Independent Living

                Persons with disabilities employing their assistants

                In this employer model councillors who are themselves persons with disabilities accompany and support their peers. All decisions are made by the persons with disabilities. To this end, VbA offers a payroll accounting service, an internet-based platform for assistance, and a travelling service for wheelchair users.
                Independent Living e.V. Munich, Germany

              • Two persons gardening in their community home.

                Preparing people with psychosocial and mental disabilities to live in their own homes

                Residents in one of the "Preparation for Independent Living Centres" are provided with personalised professional support, counselling, and training to prepare them for living independently. From 2012 to 2018, 50 people had received support services and 16 had successfully moved on to their own independent lives and accommodations.
                Pro ACT Suport Association, Romania

              • Enfranchising People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe

                The program has sought to secure the inclusion of people with disabilities in Zimbabwe’s governance systems by advocating for their accessibility to polling stations. The program also aimed at ensuring proportional representation of people with disabilities in decision-making bodies or a quota system in employment.
                Jairos Jiri Association, Zimbabwe

              • A woman casts her ballot in Aceh, Indonesia. copyright: IFES

                Strengthening electoral systems to be inclusive and accessible

                The Election Access Program published the first manual, Equal Access, that provides government and civil society with guidance on how to ensure that persons with disabilities have a voice in political life. IFES also developed an election access observation checklist and trained over 700 people in 7 countries to be access observers.
                IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, United States of America

              • Enfranchising people under guardianship

                Till 2013 Japan’s Election Law deprived people under adult guardianship of their right to vote and to stand for elections. In a spectacular court case, the Tokyo District Court condemned this as unconstitutional. The repeal of the discriminatory article led to the enfranchisement of more than 136,000 persons.
                Tokyo District Court, REVISION OF ELECTION LAW, Japan

              • A man stands surrounded by plants. In his left hand he holds a basket full of vegetables, including zucchinis and eggplants. With his other hand he is plucking an eggplant from a plant.

                Training volunteers to teach entrepreneurship development

                Volunteers are selected by the community to act as a driving force and role model. They lead self-help groups that develop business plans for individuals and joint initiatives, both farm and non-farm. In 2020, 25,965 people in 599 villages received direct support, including 7,000 people with disabilities.
                Naman Seva Samiti, Ujjawal – Disability Inclusive Livelihood Initiative, India

              • Different people given advices on how to understand the different cases.

                Billing information and customer support in simple language

                PIKSL uses the competences of people with and without disabilities to develop products and services for everyone. One of its services helps E.ON, a German utility company, to better communicate with all of its customers. In 2016 approximately 300 people with intellectual disabilities used this service during the pilot phase.
                PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, Germany

              • Municipality Council running a four-step job integration model

                Users undergo an assessment before being trained in obtaining a job. Support then continues during the start of the job, making reasonable adjustments, and continues with a follow-up evaluation and contact throughout the work experience. Since its launch in 2013, 356 people with disabilities have participated and 118 have found employment.
                Municipality of Providencia, Providencia Labour Inclusion Programme, Chile