First workshop was held on 29-30 September 2021 in Podgorica, second on 11-12 October in Bar and third on 28-29 October in Bijelo Polje. Workshops aimed to contribute to the level of awareness of the teaching staff about rights of children with disabilities and adequate approaches in work with PWDs, support services for students with disabilities during educational process, assistive technologies, ways for equalization of opportunities, etc. This is one of the activities of the project Learn - Implement - Change, supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports.
During October and November 2021, seven meetings with employees of institutions/organizations working in the field of protection from violence were held. The meetings were held with Supreme State Prosecution, High State Prosecutor's Office Bijelo Polje, organization SOS Phone for women and children violence victims in Bijelo Polje, Center for Social Work for municipalities of Bar and Ulcinj and Center for Social Work for municipalities of Nikšić, Šavnik and Plužine, and in Police department in Bar and Nikšić. Topic of the meetings was procession and mechanisms for protection of women and girls with disabilities, as well as violence witnesses. These activities were organized within the project Protected, Empowered, Safe, with financial support of Austrian Development Agency (ADA) through a small grants program by the Women's Rights Center within the project Institutionalization of Quality Services to Support and Integrate Women Survivors of Violence.
A two-day conference Access to Justice and Mechanisms for Protection of PWDs from Violence was held on 22 and 23 June 2021 in hotel Hilton in Podgorica. It had an aim to initiate wider public dialogue on the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs), in order to, among others, make an overview on the current guarantees in the area of access to justice and equal recognition before the law, as well as rights in the area of marriage and family, and their implementation in practice, with particular focus on the deprivation of legal capacity for PWDs. One of the topics was related to mechanisms for protection of women and children with disabilities from violence, aiming to highlight importance of reducing level of discrimination, violence and social marginalization of women and children with disabilities, i.e. families of persons with disabilities. The conference was held with financial and program support of Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights, Ministry of Finance and Social Welfare and UNICEF Country Office in Montenegro.
On 17 June, AYDM organized a conference within the project Women with integrity - towards visibility, implemented through the small grants program of the project Gender Budget Watchdog Network in Western Balkans and Republic of Moldova, with financial support of Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
The training was held in Podgorica, on 15 June 2021, in hotel Hilton. Aim of the training was to improve cooperation in areas of common interest, especially during planning, realization and protection of rights of persons with disabilities, which will influence improvement of quality of life of PWDs and improvement of the free legal aid institute for PWDs. This is one of the activities of the project Enlight discrimination of PWDs, supported by the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights through Call for NGOs in 2020.
#Mediji #Društvo #Trening #AntiDiscrimination On 21 April 2021, AYDM organized one-day Training for media on reporting in line with human-rights based model of approach to disability. The aim of the Training was to increase level of information and specific knowledge of the media on models of approach to disability, which will result in more adequate and quality media reporting, i.e. adequate interpretation and understanding basic concepts in the area of disability, which will influence application and respect of rights of PWDs. The training was realized as part of the project Enlight discrimination of PWDs, supported by the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights.
The goal of the training is to contribute to the increase of knowledge and information of persons with disabilities (primarily women with disabilities) about administrative procedure and administrative dispute and ways of achieving rights of PWDs and protection mechanisms in cases of violation and discrimination; bigger number of newly initiated procedures before state insitutions and courts; and exercising rights of PWDs. The training is an activity of the project Enlight discrimination of PWDs, which is supported by the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights, through public call for NGOs in 2020.
The aim of the Info day is to influence on the perception of the employers about possibilities and capabilities of PWDs, as well as incitement of the employment of women and girls with disabilities, as well as creation of the more adequate conditions for their work and absence of discrimination. The activity is part of the project Empowered, employed, included, implemented by UMHCG throught the mini-grant awarded by the Kosovo Women's Network, in partnership with the Center for Women's Rights and partners from the Coalition of Women's Rights Organizations in the Western Balkans, through Women's Fund, with financial support of the European Union, and co-financing by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
The aim of the workshop is to raise the level of knowledge of women with disabilities about their rights in the field of work and employment. On this occasion, women with disabilities were educated about their rights, ways to protect them, and motivated and empowered to look for work or to start an independent job and protect their rights during employment and work. The activity is part of the project Empowered, employed, included, implemented by UMHCG throught the mini-grant awarded by the Kosovo Women's Network, in partnership with the Center for Women's Rights and partners from the Coalition of Women's Rights Organizations in the Western Balkans, through Women's Fund, with financial support of the European Union, and co-financing by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
#DisabilityRights #HumanRights On 26th May, AYDM started with the organization of the Caravan of human rights of PWDs, so the first cities we visited on that occasion were Budva and Cetinje. This activity included informing, communication and discussion with citizens about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and guarantees of the concrete rights in the Montenegrin legislation and about enjoyment of rights in practice (including barriers faced by PWDs in that process). This is just one of the activities planned by the project Caravan of human rights of PWDs, funded by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights through the Call for NGOs in 2019.