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Archive for November 2011

Care joins to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Day on November 18th with Human Rights Commission of Maldives and on November 19th with Child Abuse Prevention Society & Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies.

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The project United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and Disability Act (8/2010) funded by UNDP was closed on 2nd November 2010. Under this project the following activities were conducted:

  • Calendar was made from the month of March 2011 to February 2012 (12 months) to promote the articles of the UNCRPD and Disability Act (8/2010). The pictures of persons with disabilities, representatives of DPOs and the Disability Council were used in related articles.
  • Awareness workshop in Male’: On 17th April a 2 hour session was conducted to create awareness on UNCRPD and Disability Act for the staffs and volunteers of Care Society. And on 26th of October a Stakeholders forum was conducted to create awareness as well as to create a platform to discuss different issues and way forward to work in this field. Presentation on UNCRPD was given by Care Society and presentation on Disability Act and the work of the council was given by the Disability council. Human Rights Commission of Maldives, Gender and Family Protection Unit, National Social Protection Agency and Ministry of Education has also given an update of their disability related works.
  • Workshop in G.Dh Thinadhoo: On 21st April a two hour awareness session on UNCRPD and Disability Act was conducted for the parents of the persons with disabilities. On 22nd April a four hour session was taken for the teachers on Disability information, areas where a teacher can work with a child with disability and also gave a introduction of developing behavior management program for students. On 24th April one day workshop was conducted for the stakeholders in the island on UNCRPD and Disability Act (8/2010).
  • Workshop in Gn Foavmulah: On 9th May one day stakeholder’s awareness session was conducted. On 10th and 11th May Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) session was taken for the volunteers of Youth Society and also certificates were issued for the participant.
  • Workshop in L. Foanadhoo and Gan: On 13th July and 14th July one day workshop on UNCRPD and Disability Act was conducted in L Fonadhoo and Gan respectively.
  • Under this project leaflets were also made advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities. and also work were done for advocating Care Society and Child Sponsorship programmes.

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On 26th October a Stakeholders Forum was conducted under the Community Based Rehabilitation project Creating Awareness on United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UN-CRPD) and Disability Act (8/2010). The projected was funded by UNDP. The main object of the stakeholder’s forum was to create awareness on UNCRPD and Disability Act among the different governmental and non-governmental organizations and to create a platform to discuss different and issues and way forward by relevant stakeholders who are involved with the persons with disabilities at different levels. The forum took place in the SHE building (conference hall) from 8:45 to 12:30 pm. It started with the opening remarks of the Deputy Minister of Health and Family Ms Fathimath Afiya. Presentation on UNCRPD and Disability Act was given by Care society and Disability Council respectively. Disability counsel also explained their work and limitations in the presentation. Work related presentations on disability were also given by Human Rights Commission of Maldives, Department of Gender and Family Protection Unit, National Social Protection Agency and Education Development Centre. A good commitment was seen from all the relevant stakeholders who participated in the forum which included Disability Persons Organizations, Independent Commissions, service providing Clinics, Schools, Maldives Police Services, International Organizations and relevant Ministries. The forum turned out to be very constructive. And a lot of stakeholders have suggested having these kinds of forums more often in a much broader level.

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