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Convention: Disability Rights Fund makes grants to 66 DPOs

Posted 13/12-10 at 16.35

The Boston-based Disability Rights Fund (DRF) has announced that, in its second round of funding for 2010, $1.3 million has been gifted to 66 disabled persons’ organizations in 11 countries.

DRF supports the human rights advocacy of DPOs in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union, utilizing the framework of the CPRD.

This round of grants have been awarded to DPOs in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Ghana, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda, and the Pacific Island countries of the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Grants are contributing to:

- Creating national awareness on the rights of disabled women through empowering grassroots organizations led by women in Bangladesh;

- Using the CRPD to promote the rights and inclusion of marginalized disabled people, such as persons who are Deafblind in Uganda and Nicaragua;

- Strengthening the capacity of DPO alliances to advocate for CRPD ratification, as well as improved legislative frameworks.

http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/node/1

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