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CBR Program Addresses a National Conference on “Special Educational Programs in Palestinian Universities” PDF Print E-mail


BASR’s CBR Program addressed the Third National Conference on “Special educational Programs in Palestinian Universities”, which was held for two days at Palestine Ahliya university college (PAUC) in Bethlehem, under the auspices of the Palestinian prime minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah.
 
The conference included several presentations of studies and concept papers on modern trends of academic and technical orientation on the rights of people with disabilities. One of the presentations was addressed by BASR’s CBR Program Manager, Iyad Hamdan, which focused on the role of civil society organizations in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in local communities, and the need for supporting people with disabilities from an inclusive development perspective, based on the UNCRPD and the WHO CBR guidelines, urging the local media to play a positive role in changing negative attitudes towards disability issues.
 
At the end of the conference, the participants recommended building cooperation among local and international universities to launch diploma programs on inclusive education and disability studies. They also recommended the release of a journal specialized in disability issues to advocate the rights of people with disabilities.