The Rights for People with Disabilities project, which builds the capacity of eight Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) in Dili reached its midpoint last year. The mid-term evaluation found that the project is succeeding in raising the potential of DPOs individually, and unifying the disability sector as a whole towards wider advocacy aims. The project continues to build an advocacy movement towards the Timorese government for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
Last year, the project achieved the following:
• 8 Disabled People’s Organisations received funding and training on project planning, business management, keeping finances and advocating for disability rights
• 3,125 people were reached with disability rights advocacy activities
• 3 public buildings were modified for accessibility
Social Return on Investment
Training and advocacy about the rights of people with disabilities was given to 3,125 people, at a cost of $2.78 per person.
Supported by the Australian Government
The Rights For People with Disabilities in Timor Leste Project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy and disability in Timor Leste.