Training on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
In the context of the STRACE project it is currently implementing, the Center for Human Rights organized a five-day academic training on the rights of persons with disabilities in Ethiopia from 26 to 30 November 2018 in Adama. The training, which was offered by highly qualified academics, drew participants from pertinent federal and regional government institutions as well as from various civil society organizations working on the rights of persons with disabilities.
In his opening speech, Dr. Christophe Van der Beken, multidisciplinary human rights education and training sub-project coordinator, pointed out that in its activities, the Center for Human Rights pays particular attention to the rights of vulnerable communities such as women, children, migrants, national minorities, and persons with disabilities. Aligned with this commitment, this five-day training aimed to offer a better understanding of the Ethiopian experience concerning the rights of persons with disabilities by discussing the relevant international and domestic legal and policy framework as well as its practice. By doing so, the training wants to play its part in strengthening the implementation of the existing protective mechanisms as well as identify the gaps so that necessary steps towards fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities can be taken.