Aruba: The Day will be commemorated with a 2-mile walk, ending
at Palm Beach Plaza, where students of the School for the Deaf will “sing” the
Aruban anthem in Sign Language. The event will be opened by the Minister of
Social Affairs, with an introduction of the organizers. Care takers will be
recognized and awarded a pin, as well as a gift certificate to a beauty salon,
where persons with disabilities will hold a fashion show along with a
performance by deaf singers and live music. More information: Platform Rights of
Persons with a Handicap, Caroll.Kock@dsz.gov.aw.
Austria: The Austrian National Council together with Light for the World will hold an event on Friday, 2 December 2011 at the Austrian Parliament focusing on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development cooperation to mark the Day. The panel discussion under the title “Development Cooperation – all inclusive?” Towards Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” will bring together experts on inclusive development from developing countries, Members of Parliament, the EC delegation in Austria, civil society organizations, media and government representatives. More information: email@example.com.
Australia: 1. As part of the celebrations to mark the Day,
the Australian Disability and Development Consortium (ADDC) will hold an art
exhibition on different days at 2 venues in Victoria at CBM, 2nd Floor area: 56
Rutland Road, Box Hill (on December 5th & 6th) and World Vision, 1 Vision
Drive, Burwood East (7 and 8 December). The exhibit will include artists with
disabilities who live in Australia, whose work will be presented along with
complimentary case studies that reflect the different opportunities for persons
with disabilities living in developing countries. More information:
Belgium: The World Health Organisation and the World Bank and the NGO CBM is planning the European launch event of the World Report on Disability. The event "Dialogue: World Report on Disability" will host a debate around the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) and the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020. This event will provide an opportunity for different stakeholders to discuss the inclusion of persons with disability in all development programmes and policies. The event will be held at the European Parliament on the 7th of December and hosted by MEP Adâm Kôsa. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: An “Employer of the Year for Persons with Disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, a high profile campaign aimed at promotion of equal opportunities, will be organized by Landmine Survivors Initiatives along with the Centre for Development and Support and Web portal Posao.ba. The campaign hopes to change perceptions and attitudes about persons with disabilities in the workplace by promoting their capacities and achievements. On Friday, 2 December, in Sarajevo, model employers will promote and share their experiences and employment practices in four specific categories: small, medium, big and public enterprises. More information: email@example.com.
Canada: 1. The Canadian Paralympic Committee will host a
Parasport Festival in partnership with Sport Nova Scotia and Canadian Sport
Centre Atlantic at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax on Saturday, 3 December
from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will include wheelchair basketball, para-athletics,
goallball and boccia! People interested in getting involved as a participant,
coach, volunteer, official, guide or classifier, or a parent, teacher or health
care provider who can connect someone to parasport. More information: Laura
Ferris, Coordinator, Recruitment Program Support,
India: In the Churachandpur District of Maipur state, Government officials will conduct a sensitization and training programme for District Level Officers and community based organizations on national legislation, schemes and programmes for persons with disabilities. More information: Tel: +91-3874 236741; www.communityinitiate.org.
Kosovo: In Prishtina on 2 December from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. , the Ombudsperson of the Institution of Kosovo will organize a Round table discussion entitled "Stop Discrimination - Equality for All" along with civil society participants and other stakeholders on issues related to persons with disabilities, challenges and achievements in the field of education, employment and the freedom of movement for persons with disabilities in Kosovo. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Zeeland: The Wellington City Council in partnership with the Accessibility Advisory Group will launching the draft Accessibility Action Plan 2011-2014 at the Accessible Wellington Forum. The Council will also conduct a range of activities to encourage a wider community involvement through an accessible consultation and engagement process. More information: email@example.com; www.wellington.govt.nz.
Philippines: The Great Physician Rehabilitation Foundation, an NGO that works with people with disabilities in the eastern part of Negros Island in Central Philippines, in partnership with the local Government of the province of Negros Oriental, will be holding the first-ever provincial seminar on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for Government officials, and heads of local agencies for persons with disabilities. The event will be followed by a 2-day leadership seminar for members of the Ten Outstanding Persons with Disabilities Alumni Community that will work to empower and help build the capacity of local persons with disabilities in leadership positions. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gprehab.org. or Florenda Ogabang +63 35 4228308.
United Kingdom: 1. A launch of Disability and Development
Partner's (DDP) report on Deaf Children in Burundi - their Education and
Communication Needs that was developed in collaboration with deaf people, school
children, teachers and parents in Burundi, as well as with Aurora Deaf Aid
Africa - a Diaspora group based in the UK. The event will be held on Saturday, 3
December, 2 to 5 p.m. at The Lewis Suite, London Voluntary Sector Resource
Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. Tel: +44 20 7697 4000 (5 mins walk
from Holloway Road station, Piccadilly line).
United States: Variety the Children’s Charity provides much needed assistance to children with mobility concerns. This year to commemorate the Day, Variety Tents in Los Angeles and other areas such as Southern California, Northern California, The Desert, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Detroit, Greater Kansas City, St. Louis, Buffalo and Western New York, Texas and Wisconsin, will provide children with disabilities a bike to fit their needs. The organization will also coordinate a nationwide effort to provide communities and local supporters with a practical way to improve accessibility and mobility for children with disabilities. More information: www.usvariety.org.
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