The Wings Project

The project supported the development of four Wings – Youth, Women’s, Persons with Rheumatism and Polio Survivors’ Wings – within UNAPD, and widely disseminated information and research about polio survivors and persons with rheumatism. The project promoted participation of the Wings in UNAPD activities, strengthened the organisation’s advocacy initiatives as well as promoting the Wings’ involvement in UNAPD structures. To support information activities, a working group for Polio Survivors was formed to create awareness on post-polio syndrome. Each group was given a Trust Fund that enabled the Wings to organise and implement their respective activities. The two-year project (2009-2010) was sponsored by Danish Handicap Forbund (DHF).