Our project proposal on Disability programme selected by EU Commission

In August FSDS and ICCO offices responded to the EU call for Disability programme by submitting a full project proposal.

Earlier this week we received the good news that our project proposal has been selected and that only some administrative tasks left to accomplish before starting implementing the project with our partners.


Briefly about the project…

Project title: Empowerment and Parents leadership towards inclusive society for children with disabilities

Overall objective To contribute to enhancing respect for human rights and the fundamental freedoms of children with disabilities (CWD) in Tajikistan; and building a more inclusive and equitable society where they can live in dignity in line with UNCRPD.

Beneficiaries: 2500 children with disabilities (CWD) and parents as direct beneficiaries; 26000 CWD in Tajikistan as indirect beneficiaries

Expected results:

1. National Coalition of Parents Association with 34 member organizations, and 10 NGOs will have enhanced capacity to protect and promote CWD’s rights and social inclusion.

2. National Coalition of Parents Association have strong personal and institutional capacities and skills for the enforcement of social inclusion of CWD

3. The number of discriminatory practices towards social inclusion of CWD reduced, positive cases documented and widely disseminated.

Main activities:

1. Trainings on human rights, legal literacy; civic participation; lobbying & advocacy; establishing 2 Information Resource Centers (IRCs); 2 Resource Groups (RGs); network planning/reviewing meetings, promoting CBR approach

2. Analysis of legislation and practices on CWD’s rights; 2 multi-stakeholder platforms in regional level, 18 bi-annual platform meetings; 2 Working Groups (WGs) for monitoring practices.

3. De-stigmatization campaigns (newspapers, radio, TV, public meetings, annual national and regional campaigns, etc.); publication and dissemination of best practices and positive cases of the project

Funding: European Commission, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

Project Duration: 30 months

Lead Applicant: ICCO Cooperation

Project partners(co-applicants):

  • Public Fund “Fair and Sustainable Development Solutions” (FSDS)
  • Public Organization “Parents of Children with Problems in Development” (Khujand)
  • Public Organization “ Association of Parents of disabled children” (Dushanbe)