Module 4

Monitoring Mechanisms at Local Level

    The purpose of monitoring mechanisms at local level is to support and conduct the effective implementation of all actions decided; they also assist in assessing the level and the progress of the implementation. Monitoring identifies obstacles, and in turn, aims at suggesting suitable solutions so that the execution of the stated objectives can […]

Disability Mainstreaming in Local Policy and Legislation

    UNRWA (2013) defines disability mainstreaming as follows: It is “understood as a process of assessing and addressing the possible impact of any planned action on persons with disabilities. It is a way to promote inclusion and to address the barriers that exclude persons with disabilities from the equal enjoyment of their human rights.” […]

Obstacles when Adopting the EU Guidelines

  In the Evaluation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, certain obstacles, limitations and barriers are identified that caused challenges to the implementation and applicability of the EU guidelines; these are as follows (pp. 40, 41): Design issues ○Lack of a comprehensive set of indicators and benchmarks ○No monitoring framework ○Limited focus on non-visible disabilities […]

Achievement of Objectives & Implementing the Actions in 8 Key Areas

  According to the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, the 8 Key Areas are:   The following table is part of the Evaluation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (p. 20), and it presents the results regarding the effectiveness of the Strategy as well as whether its overall objective has been achieved when applied on a […]

UNCRPD Evaluation & Monitoring

To read and/or learn more about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), please follow the hyperlink. The UNCRPD was first adopted in 2006, and since then, and to this day, it has 163 signatories and 182 parties. “The Convention requires monitoring at both the national and international level. Nationally, the […]

Good Governance

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is an international human rights treaty, whose purpose is to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities so that they are seen and treated as equal members of society. GIZ (2019) summarizes that UNCRPD “highlights the importance of international cooperation to support […]

Public Participation

Structuring inclusive communities and societies heavily relies on the active participation of all citizens in public and political life, and yet, people with disabilities are still marginalized to this day since our society is set up in certain ways that disproportionally affect them. Approximately 15% of the world’s population (more than one billion people) have […]

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