Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Is urban renewal possible?

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15.06.2017
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Is urban renewal possible?

At the initiative of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, study of potential of some Belarusian  towns and their possible contribution to the development of accessible environment and exercising of rights of persons with disabilities was prepared by the Center of Legal Transformation. The study was implemented within Agenda 50 campaign financed by the European Union.

The study was carried out during 2016 and was a basis for identification of pilot towns which would develop their own plans of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is supposed that local governments, active organizations and people will at their discretion specify the list of priority issues to be implemented above all others.

The specialists have been working in 14 towns using the inclusion method, i.e. they stayed there for some time, observed, interviewed. They considered activities of local authorities, initiatives, volunteers, monitored different sites related to disability issues, e.g. social welfare departments, hospitals, special schools, other public objects (such as museums, clubs, churches, recreation places, etc.) which had to ensure accessibility. You can find detailed information  here.

Also, materials in the Russian language are available: 

· Исследование «Потенциал и возможности внедрения механизмов локального планирования в беларусских регионах для обеспечения уважения, поощрения и полноты реализации прав людей с инвалидностью» (русский язык, полная версия);

· Исследование «Потенциал и возможности внедрения механизмов локального планирования в беларусских регионах для обеспечения уважения, поощрения и полноты реализации прав людей с инвалидностью» (русский язык, сокращённая версия);

· Исследование «Потенциал и возможности внедрения механизмов локального планирования в беларусских регионах для обеспечения уважения, поощрения и полноты реализации прав людей с инвалидностью» (английский язык).

Due to application of such method, the following towns have been selected: Lepel, Schuchin, Bobruisk, Volozhin.  

The mentioned activity was carried out within  Agenda 50  campaign supported by the European Union. 

http://www.disright.org/ru/news/konvenciya-o-pravah-lyudey-s-invalidnostyu-gotovy-li-nashi-goroda-k-preobrazovaniyam

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