Celebrating World Disability Day 2011
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On December 3, 2011, the United Nations and the world celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD).
The theme for 2011 was 'Together for a better world for all: Including persons with disabilities in development', and CBM and our global partners recognised this day by organising and taking part in various events, meetings, exhibitions and seminars.
- Open Discussion and speech Delivery from Govt. and Non-Govt. officials
- Cultural programme by persons with disabilities
- Seminar/Open Discussion
- Cultural programme
- Participation in the National Level programme
- Adolescents with disabilities
- Children with disabilities
- ICT and disability
- Psychosocial disability
- Read more on the PHOS website - www.phos.be
- The Tarija Municipality Association will hold a workshop to create the municipality plan
- Network representatives will travel to Yacuiba city to develop proposals for people with disabilities to the Chaco regional statute, where they also will participate Yaciuba, Villamontes and Carapari Municipalities.
- Advocacy in favour of the law project No.668 organising a meeting with Tarija Senators.
- Advocacy in favour of the law project No.668 about Rights and Language Policy to strengthen the Bolivian Sign Language use in the country.
- ANET, CBM’s partner, is reviewing law project “Social Housing for Persons with Disabilities” created by Dr. Rene Valdez, Tarija Assemblymember
- Workshop on Children with neurological damage and cerebral paralysis for professionals who have contact with people with disabilities and parents will be held on December 3th.
On December 3th they will present their 'RBC' project to CONPOCIIECH (Confederation of Peoples, Communities, Organizations and Indigenous Evangelical Churches Chimborazo)
This is a great day for all those who work hard to achieve this milestone. This is a first steps and many parts are still to be developed such as the online donation module. This will happen during the next few weeks.
This site is yours. Si do not hesitate to send us your comments, modifications, suggestions for improvement. These will always be welcome as our overarching aim is to ensure the cause of Persons with Disabilities is better known and to do our utmost to reach a world that becomes really inclusive of all.
C'est un grand moment pour tous ceux qui y ont travaillé. C'est une première étape à transformer. Il reste encore bien des choses à développer en particulier le module "dons en ligne", mais cela sera fait dans les semaines qui viennent.
Ce site est le vôtre. N'hésitez dons pas à nous communiquer vos remarques, vos corrections, vos améliorations. Elles seront toujours les bienvenues car notre objectif premier est de faire connaître la cause des personnes en situation de handicap et de tout faire pour un monde véritablement inclusif de tous.
- Two classical music interpretations performed by a DPO (Foyer d’Amour)
- A musical show performed by G13, a band of 13 PwDs (predominantly blind musicians)
- Two speeches from representatives of the Haitian government (SEIPH and Ministry of Social Affairs)
- A presentation of Accessibility Awards to a selection of companies and businesses who have implemented accessibility in their physical environments
- Two testimonies + presentation of an awareness advertisement
- One talent show performed by DPO members and PwDs + exhibition of artisan products made by Persons with Disabilities
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and their families were allowed to enter in the congress session and Gracia Maria - a 21 year old girl with cerebral palsy who studies law - gave a speech to the members of the parliament.
Gracia Maria said “Members of the Parliament, I speak in the name of the ones who have no voice. We are here to demand that rights for PwD are fulfilled and to say that we are also part of beautiful Honduras”.
Members of the Parliament stood up and applauded her. As a successful result of that activity the Congress increased the national budget for PwD for 2012.
PREPACE will also participate in activities organised by local organisations for people with disabilities and the Human Rights Commission in Honduras.
- The installation of a medical unit for the attention of people with disabilities
- Making adequacies to the main theatre in order for people with disabilities to attend
- Approving the Law for Attention of People with Disabilities (which is consistent with the UN Convention and the Federal Law of Inclusion).
- Read more here - www.pinapalmera.org
society, accessible tourism, and healthy environment.
- Updated - Read report here
- Epilepsy Caravan at the Julian Meliton Elementary School, with around 500 pupils and teachers in attendance. This an advocacy program promoting awareness to all about epilepsy and removing the discrimination for those patients whose lives are restricted because of epilepsy. This activity aims to provide basic information on epilepsy and at the same time provide practical tips on how to prevent and manage epilepsy.
- Eye and Ear Care Training and Screening at Pamukid Elementary School. Elementary pupils from Grade I to Grade VI will be benefited by this activity, which aims to provide knowledge on the importance of proper eye and ear care and to provide knowledge in skills on the prevention, control and management of visual and hearing impairment.
- HIV testing by CCBRT
- Speech by SHIVYAWATA
- Singing and performance
- Speech by the Commissioner of MOHSW and Regional Commissioner
- Speech by the Guest of Honour
- Football games by persons with disabilities (Agepa, TAS and Special Olympics will be playing against each other)
- Running competitions
- Drumming sessions and traditional dances
- Long Tennis (or alternative)
The events will cover two weeks from 25th November to 9th December. Activities will start with the launching of the World Report on Disability on the 29 of November followed by a press conference. New (6 Dec): Full story of the event