"Coalition for Independent Living" representatives met with representatives of Gurjaani Municipality
On December 21, representatives of "Coalition for Independent Living” met with the Deputy Mayor of Gurjaani Municipality, Leri Gelenava, and the Head of Health Protection and Social Services, Sofio Kumsiashvili.
The discussion at the meeting touched on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the role of the municipality in the implementation of the Convention, and the determination of the person responsible for issues of disability in the municipality.
The representatives of the municipality talked about the challenges faced by disabled people in Gurjaani and provided information about the organizations working on the topic of disabilities in the region.
The meetings were held within the framework of the project - "Advocacy for the implementation of the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities". The partners of the project are the organization "Europe Foundation" and "Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley".
The project aims to strengthen organizations of persons with disabilities operating in Georgia so that they can effectively advocate for equal rights defined by the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and support efforts against discriminatory practices.