Thursday, 23 May 2019
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Theatre Shows for Raising Awareness About Disability Issues PDF Print E-mail

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I will remember, involve me and I will understand”

BASR organized a campaign to raise awareness about the Rights of people with Disabilities with Al Hara theatre through eleven theatre performances in different villages of the Bethlehem and Hebron districts. The audience in each location ranged between 80 and 150 people. The campaign targeted parents of people with disabilities, local authorities, NGOs and other members of the community. The theatre performances tackled the environmental and attitudinal barriers that hinder the inclusion and effective participation of people with disabilities in the Palestinian society and communicated important messages about the rights of people with disabilities enshrined in the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities.

The main aim of the campaign is to promote community understanding of the needs and rights of people with disabilities and the need to overcome barriers to their full participation in community life as contributing members of society. The theatre performances were then followed by discussions with the audience, led by self-help groups of people with disabilities.

“Working together towards an inclusive society”