Disability Rights Training for Activists
On May 9-10-11, in Likani, within the framework of the Civil Society Action for Promoting Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Georgia, the selected activists received training on disability issues.
The training was led by Toma Kakabadze, Chairman of the organization Changes for Equal Rights, Giorgi Dzneladze, Chairman of the Coalition for Independent Living and activist Nika Donjashvili.
The aim of the training was to raise awareness about disability by creating training modules for the target groups. The trainers introduced the disability models to the activists, talked about discriminatory terms, discussed reasonable accommodation and universal design, and provided information about inclusive education.
During the trainings, participants played role-playing games, discussed the philosophy of independent living and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Within the framework of the project, the main function of the selected activists in Tbilisi, Adjara and Kakheti will be to assist the disability advocacy group in identifying facts of intersectional discrimination based on a disability mark. Activists will take an active part in planning and conducting awareness-raising seminars with various target groups. Their responsibilities will include: working with people with disabilities to strengthen their self-advocacy skills, informing the public about the support services available under the project, providing information advice to citizens and referring them to a lawyer if legal advice is needed, etc.
The project Civil Society Action for Promoting Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Georgia, aims to strengthen civil society to improve access to justice and eliminate discrimination for persons with disabilities through the development of legal services and effective advocacy.
The project is implemented by the organizations "Changes for Equal Rights" and "Coalition for Independent Living" with the support of the European Union.