Towards Inclusive Armenia

Project Description
“Towards inclusive Armenia’’ project is relevant to the global objective of this call to pursue common agendas for human rights and democratic reforms through strengthening human rights coalitions in Armenia.
The action will improve the rights of persons with disabilities in Armenia, as it will help to build a strong disability rights coalition, which will systematically advocate for inclusive legislation, monitor law enforcement effectiveness and use international human rights mechanisms such as CRPD to push our government to fulfill its obligations.
Target group of this project are persons with disabilities, their family members, disabled persons’ organizations and CSOs, social workers, lawyers, education and healthcare professionals.
Final beneficiaries of the project are persons with disabilities.
This action will advocate and address the equal rights and opportunities for persons with disabilities.
The stakeholders of the project are parliament members, government, media and other stakeholders identified by the members of the Coalition for Inclusive Legal Reforms after developing the strategic plan of the coalition.
Specific Objective
Specific objectives of the action are:
1. to support to build institutional capacities and development of the CILR to effectively promote adoption and implementation of effective and inclusive disability rights legislation and policies.
2. to build a strong grassroots movement in support and promotion of the rights-based approach to disability.
3. to monitor and report on the implementation of the CRPD and national legislation with regards to the rights of people with disabilities.
Expected Results
Project outcomes are:
Outcome 1. Strong and structured CILR engaged in the advocacy of all human rights related initiatives, legislation and policies in Armenia.
Outcome 2. Strong recommendations and policy proposals addressing equal rights and dignity of persons with disabilities in Armenia
Outcome 3. Alternative report on the implementation of CRPD during 2017-2020 including different rights of persons with disabilities.
Outcome 4. Advocacy activities implemented by the member organizations of CILR on education, sexual and reproductive rights of women with disabilities, inclusive sports, accessible, rights and opportunities of deaf and blind persons, persons with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities, employment, children’s rights, parents’ support groups and etc.
Outcome 5. Strong grassroots movement for advocating for disability rights.
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PROJECT DETAILS
Armenia
Priority Area:
Partnership that protects, Partnership that empowers
Subsector:
Rule of law & human rights, Inclusion
Topic:
Human rights
Project Status:
Ongoing
Start Date:
01.09.2020
End Date:
30.04.2023
Implementing Organisation:
“Agate” Rights Defense Center for Women with Disabilities on behalf of the Coalition for Inclusive Legal Reforms
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