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Promoting sexual and reproductive rights of all young people
The four organization working together have developed training and information for health professionals, judges, young people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, and their families. Between 2012 and 2018 they have trained over 3,000 people and influenced new health legislation introduced in 2017.
Asdown Colombia, Colombia
Providing Meaningful Volunteer Work for Students with Disabilities
"Volunteering for a Change" arranges trainings and provides briefings on how to manage volunteers with disabilities. The partners develop relevant roles for youth with special needs so that volunteers can have meaningful placements. By 2018, Volunteering for a Change had trained some 200 students and 500 professionals.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Volunteering for a Change, Israel
Pioneering a personal budget model as part of national social services
Although the concept of a personal budget is an established practice in the United States and parts of Europe, it is new for Israel. Between 2016 and 2018, some 200 professionals have been trained and 50 people with a variety of disabilities have benefitted. In 2019, another 300 beneficiaries joined the program.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Personal Budget Model, Israel
Capturing and distributing critical election-related sign language
With the "Electoral Sign Language Lexicon" IFES captures critical election-related sign language vocabulary. For explanation there are books, the Internet and an app. Train-the-trainer workshops are also available. Over 300 books have been distributed and the app has been downloaded more than 500 times.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Electoral Sign Language Lexicon, Libya
Affordable Hearing Aids through Solar Technology
Solar Ear manufactures low-cost, environmentally-friendly hearing aids and solar-rechargeable batteries. The company employs and trains people who are deaf to manufacture the hearing aids and to lead the replication of the technology. The company also runs a holistic hearing-loss detection and education programme.
Solar Ear, Botswana
Model for accessible parks and nature spaces going international
The Senderismo sin Limites programme was initiated by Fundacion Eres, an NGO from Chile, to ensure that hiking and natural areas can be used by people with disabilities. The programme includes training for tourism professionals, self-assessment tools, improvement plans, and single-wheeled transport vehicles.
Fundación Eres, Senderismo sin Limites (Hiking Without Limits), Chile
Strategic engagement with government to push for national disability legislation
Mphasis funded the NCPEDP with the purpose of advocating for a national disability policy. The programme carried out an intensive, multifaceted drive to bring together people with disabilities and government representatives. The effort resulted in the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in 2016.
Mphasis, Ltd., India
Raising Awareness on the Right to Vote
The Mi Voto Cuenta ("My Vote Counts") campaign raises awareness by informing people with disabilities about electoral processes and about how to regain their right to vote. The campaign also reaches out to political parties and the legal system to arrange meetings with political groups in all communities of Spain.
Plena Inclusion Spain, Mi Voto Cuenta, Spain
A personal network for persons with disabilities
Tyze Personal Networks is an online service that helps people with disabilities to connect and collaborate in order to achieve goals and realise dreams. Tyze is built on 25 years of experience. It was created to scale the knowledge, values and processes underpinning network-centric approaches to support and coordination.
Tyze Personal Networks, A personal network for persons with disabilities, Canada
Preparing young people for real jobs in bakeries
Gragger, a bakery in Upper Austria and Caritas have organized "Backma's", a project that provides vocational on-the-job training for adolescents with disabilities. Under the supervision of mentors, the apprentices acquire practical skills in the production of pastries in a full-fledged working bakery in the town of Linz.
Caritas Linz, Austria