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  • Wirtschaftlich und sozial marginalisierte ländlichen Bevölkerung - diejenigen, die am stärksten von dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion, dem Krieg zwischen Armenien und Aserbaidschan, der Wirtschaftskrise und der Segregationspolitik in Armenien betroffen sind.
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"Retten til at forsørge sig selv" - Øget økonomisk integration af handicappede unge for at forbedre deres levevilkår, Tavush, Armenien

Project Code: 
ARM-CISU-007
Danish
Project Status: 
Afsluttet
Project Background: 

Baggrund:

Vocational Education Training (VET) possibilities specifically adapted to youth with disabilities (YWD) is still scarce and underdeveloped in Armenia. At present only 2 VET schools in Yerevan are ready to teach YWD as per labour market requirements. This results in 86% of working age YWD with no vocational training and a consequent exclusion from the workforce.

Being deprived from VET opportunities, YWD are lacking vocational competencies demanded by the labour market making them entirely dependent on inadequate disability pensions to survive and, as a result, their income is considerably lower than that of non-disabled people.

This exclusion foreshadows a lifetime of unemployment and marginal employment among a population eager to work. This is compounded by discriminatory attitudes, inaccessible environments and communication barriers that contribute to further marginalization and exclusion from social and economic life.

This project strives to increase social and economic inclusion of YWD and strengthen their civil society organizations in 4 urban and 4 rural communities of Tavush region, Armenia. This will be done by enhancing advocacy capacities of both YWD and of civil society and by bringing together state and none-state actors active in VET and employment.

The project will also increase capacities of 8 VET centers to provide inclusive vocational education and training to YWD relevant to local labor market demands. Finally, the project will enhance access to diversified income generation activities, markets, potential employers and government benefits for YWD in Tavush region.

 

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Development objective: Increased economic and social inclusion of youth with disabilities and strong civil society organizations in Tavush Marz, Armenia.

Immediate objective 1: By the end of the first year 4 regional Platforms for Civic Synergy and a strong civil society allow Youth with Disability to lead advocacy and awareness raising activities on their rights to vocational education and employment.

Immediate objective 2; By the end of the project, 120 youth with disabilities receive vocational education and get qualifications relevant to local labour market from newly established inclusive courses at 8 vocational training centres.

Immediate objective 3. By the end of the project, 120 youth with disabilities in Tavush Marz have access to diversified income generation activities, markets/ potential employers and government benefits.

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Key outputs planned for this project:
 

• 4 BoH Tavush centers got enhanced advocacy capacities to impact regional policies and practices linked with VET and employment opportunities for YWD

• Leaders among YWD are trained in advocacy and have joined Advocacy Groups in 4 BoH regional centers.

• 4 large scale campaign realized by AGs in each region.

• 4 Platforms for Civic Synergy (PCS) established and functioning.

• On-going information on job opportunities is disseminated by PCSs.

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Giv handicappede en stemme: Styrkelse af bevægelsen for handicappedes rettigheder i Armenien

Project Code: 
ARM-CISU-005
Danish
Project Status: 
Afsluttet
Project Background: 

Baggrund:

Since Armenian independence in 1991 the context of civil society changed radically when non-governmental organizations (NGO) began to develop. A large number of Armenian NGOs were founded to serve as a response to society’s needs, including targeting people with disabilities (PWD). In 2011 the “Disability Advocacy Coalition”(DAC), was established gathering 22 disability NGOs to join their efforts to raise the voices of PWD in the society and at decision making levels. Among the active disability organizations in Armenia, the majority are organizations for PWD and only a minority are true Disability People’s Organisations (DPOs) ,i.e. organisations led by PWD themselves.

Many of these DPOs established in the last 6-8 years, are lacking experience in running their organizations and leading advocacy efforts, and thus remain weak and underdeveloped, or often relying on the skills of very few individuals within the organisation (mainly those without disability).This project will strengthen the Armenian disability movement to promote equal rights and opportunities for people living with different forms of disabilities in all parts of the country. This will be done through enhancing the institutional and programmatic capacities of the DAC Coaltion and of its 22 members. The project also will support the increased representation of Armenian DPO's in DAC, making the Coalition a powerful platform for voicing the needs, concerns and rights of PWD at all levels of decision making and social life in Armenia.

Project Aims: 

Mål:

Development Objective: To strengthen the disability rights movement in Armenia in order to promote equal rights and equal opportunities for people with disabilities in independent living, employment, education and freedom to make their own choices.

1): The Disability Advocacy Coalition (DAC) becomes a strong platform for Armenian Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) through increased representation and improved institutional and programmatic capacities.

2): The DAC umbrella is recognized as a national platform of disability organizations with DPO’s taking leadership, and voicing the needs, concerns and rights of people with disabilities at all levels of decision making and social life.

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