Disability Rights Awareness Project

This was a tripartite project implemented by three Disabled People’s Organisations: Uganda National Action on Physical Disability; Mental Health Uganda; and National Association of the Deaf Blind.

The project sought to improve the quality of life and enjoyment of disability rights among Persons with Mental Disabilities, Persons with Physical Disabilities and the Deaf-Blind (DB) in 6 districts of Uganda by 2010.

UNAPD was responsible for two districts Ntungamo and Rakai. The project specifically promoted awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (that Uganda ratified in 2008), and increased the capacity of PWDs to advocate for their rights basing on the UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The one year project as sponsored by TIDES Foundation through the Disability Rights Fund. The project was born out of the PWDs need to clearly understand the Convention and how best to apply its provisions in addressing their needs and challenges.