Launching of the “Social & Economic Inclusion of People with Disability in the Middle East” Project
On April 1st, 2012 The East Jerusalem YMCA – Rehabilitation Program has launched a new project, “Social & Economic Inclusion of People with Disability in the Middle East”, which will be carried out in partnership with Christian Aid/ UK and The Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union- LPHU, this project is co-funded by the European Union (EU).
The overall objective of the project is: to contribute to improved living conditions for people with disabilities in the Middle East, enabling them to become confident, active members in society and with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of social, economic and political life.
The project will work with the most marginalized people with disability (PWD) in Lebanon and the West Bank, targeting a total of 940 who will receive direct services, and approximately 30,000 economically active people, who will benefit from the increased opportunities facilitated by the project. This project will cover all the districts of the West Bank.
Effective action by policy makers at regional and national levels to support the application of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability and the implementation of the disability laws at the national, district and community levels to improve resource allocation and services.
The role of the private sector is motivated to better respond to the rights of people with disability.
Greater capacity of local, national and regional civil society to support PWD to achieve their rights.
Disabled people in Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian territories develop marketable skills and are able to access employment or income generation activities.
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