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» admin » February 17, 2016, 11:49:55 AM CET » 0

In this corner you can share your story about experiences on rights of people with disabilities in any format.

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Active against Discrimination

The German Institute for Human Rights (GIHR) launched a three-year project "Non-discrimination: Competencies for Associations", funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The goal of the project was to strengthen associations in enforcing non-discrimination rights and thereby promoting a culture of non-discrimination and human rights in Germany.

Results are made accessible through an online handbook.

Link: http://www.aktiv-gegen-diskriminierung.de/en/welcome/

 

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» admin » February 24, 2016, 1:45:32 PM CET » 0

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of 13 December 2006 has been binding on Germany since 26 March 2009. The Convention has been valid law since then, and provides major guideline for policy on persons with disabilities in Germany. The Federation, the Länder and local authorities, as well as social benefit agencies and other institutions dealing with the circumstances faced by persons with disabilities, work under the umbrella of the Convention to refine the equal participation of persons with disabilities.

Germany has always campaigned at national and international level to increase and promote the participation of persons with disabilities, and was one of the first States to sign the Convention.

The Convention provides a new impetus for Germany to further enhance and expand the system of extensive participation for persons with disabilities. Against this background, the parties forming the Government in Germany agreed in their 2009 Coalition Agreement to develop a National Action Plan to Implement the Convention (NAP). The National Action Plan was adopted by the Federal Cabinet on 15 June 2011, after one and a half years of work. The more than 200 schemes which it contains are in the process of implementation and/or are now to be implemented.