Monday, 19 Aug 2019
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Disability Equality Policy Training Organized by BASR & GUPWD PDF Print E-mail

BASR organized a 2 day training on “Disability Equality Policy” in partnership with the General Union for Persons with Disability in south area (GUPWD), targeting 11 persons with disabilities from Bethlehem and Hebron districts.

The training included a lecture about the disability equality policy document based on the 2006 UN Convention on the rights of persons with disability, which calls for the obligation of local institutes to prevent the exclusion of people with disability and ensure hiring them at the proportion of 5% of the total number of employees in every institute according to the 1999 law of the rights of Palestinian people with disability.

The training also covered through an open discussion such issues as raising participants’ awareness on the implications of the document, as well as developing their skills on advocacy and promotion to deliver the document to all institutes around Palestine.

As such the training aims to mobilize the participants for including the document in internal regulations of the civil society and private sector and for applying it, in order to create an environment protecting human rights and development regarding disability issues.