Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Vice President Bawumia Joins Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry (CEM) in Prioritising the Plight of People Living with Disabilities

Dr Bawumia gave the pledge at a fundraising dinner organized by the Charismatic Evangelistic Ministry (CEM) towards the establishment of the CEM Ability Village

Government will continue to encourage and partner with private sector organisations in the quest to meet the needs of the disabled and disadvantaged in order to ensure greater societal inclusion. “It is my firm belief that with the collective support of social and economic actors, the active participation of the…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

UNMISS-funded skills training gives hope, builds self-reliance among displaced people in Juba

Tailoring, baking and soap-making are the three overarching tiers of this skill-building exercise; each course is attended by 10 women and 5 men

“We tailor skills training programmes to not just focus on theoretical knowledge but actually help people earn livelihoods,” says Lauro Ohiyo, a Protection, Transition and Reintegration Officer working with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). “We believe its an essential tool that contributes to protecting civilians by empowering…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Almost One Billion Children and Adults with Disabilities and Older Persons in Need of Assistive Technology Denied Access, According to New Report

WHO and UNICEF call on governments, industry, donors and civil society to fund and prioritize access to assistive products

A new report published today by WHO and UNICEF reveals that more than 2.5 billion people need one or more assistive products, such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, or apps that support communication and cognition. Yet nearly one billion of them are denied access, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, where…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Food Aid from TİKA to Families in The Gambia

500 food parcels were handed out to families in need and disabled people within distribution programs carried out on 2 different days

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) distributed 500 food parcels in The Gambia, a country in West Africa, on the occasion of Ramadan. 500 food parcels were handed out to families in need and disabled people within distribution programs carried out on 2 different days. FABB (Fatoumatta Foundation), Supreme Muslim…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Support from TİKA to Special Education in Tunisia

TİKA equipped a class, which was designed to improve the psychomotor skills of children aged from 5 to 13, with special furniture, toys and educational materials

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided hardware and education materials to the special education class in the ERRAJA Training Centre Directorate of Local Korba Association for Disabled Individuals to improve children’s psychomotor skills in Nabil, province of Tunisia. “ERRAJA Training Centre Directorate of Local Korba Association for Disabled Individuals”,…

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Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

TİKA Supports People with Disabilities in Guinea

The shop, which is in a central location, was given a new look in every aspect, in order to help Wakilare, a group of people with disabilities, to become successful

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided materials to Wakilare, a group of people with disabilities who make a living by producing handmade slippers, bags, and shoes in the division of Kaloum in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, and opened a new shop for this group to sell their products.…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Financial support to war disabled veterans association

The support attests to the strong attachment the Eritrean people inside the country and abroad have with their country and people as well the respect and honor to their martyrs and war disabled veterans

Eritrean nationals residing in various countries organized as ‘EPLF-HIGDEF Vision Room’ Paltalk group contributed about 6 million Nakfa in support of the National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veterans. At the handing over event conducted on 17 February, Mr. Gebrebrham Eyasu, chairman of the association, said that the support attests…

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Commonwealth Human Rights Unit pays courtesy call on Ambassador Fock Tave

Ambassador Fock Tave welcomed and expressed the Government’s gratitude for the Unit’s assistance with an in-country assessment in the area of disability rights

The Head of the Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Shavana Haythornthwaite, paid a courtesy call on the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, on Friday 4th February 2022, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy. Ambassador Fock Tave welcomed and expressed the Government’s gratitude for the Unit’s…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

NAEWDV: Commendable rehabilitation program

The training programs that have been provided include driving, sculpture, weaving, bee and livestock farming, as well as computer technology and construction

The National Association of Eritrean War Disabled Veterans stated that the association has conducted praiseworthy activities aimed at improving the socio-economic status of members. Speaking to Erina the head of rehabilitation and restructuring, Mr. Abraham Kifletsion indicated that the association beyond organizing training programs with a view to developing the…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Spotlight Initiative supports mapping of disability inclusion within community based service providers and Gender Based Violence centres

Through this mapping exercise, Deaf Women Included (DWI) managed to create a partnership with the Karoi shelter which is managed by FACT

In November 2021, Deaf Women Included (DWI) conducted community based surveys and mapping exercises in Hurungwe and Guruve districts. The aim of the survey was to map out the existing GBV and SRH services in the districts and assess the extent to which they are disability friendly and accessible as…