Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Disability Rights Fund

I just read about this new grant-making organization at Rolling Rains. You can read all about it at their website: http://www.culturedisabilitytalent.org/index.html.

This, from the website:

"All 2008 grantmaking will be directed to DPO activities in the following seven countries: in Africa—Ghana, Namibia and Uganda; in Latin America—Ecuador, Nicaragua and Peru; and in Asia—Bangladesh. Grants will be given to:

  1. Raise awareness about the CRPD [United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities] and its implications for persons with disabilities (PWDs)
  2. Build coalitions and networks which increase the visibility and voice of all persons with disabilities (PWDs)
  3. Strengthen advocacy efforts in relation to ratification, implementation or monitoring of the CRPD

DRF will make grants to organizations and projects that demonstrate a clear ability and commitment to contribute to the advancement of the human rights of persons with disabilities. Grants will provide one-year, project-specific support. Cross-disability and other partnerships in-country are strongly encouraged, as are projects which address particularly marginalized sectors of the disability community."

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