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  • Organisation

    NLR Mekong is a regional branch of NLR, a Dutch-based international civil society organisation striving for a world free of free of leprosy and exclusion against people living with disabilities in Africa and Southeast Asia. NLR is an active member of the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP) and the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD). NLR works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Neglected Tropical Disease Non-governmental Development Organization Network (NNN). NLR actively advocates for the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    • Organisation

      NLR Mekong is a regional branch of NLR, a Dutch-based international civil society organisation striving for a world free of free of leprosy and exclusion against people living with disabilities in Africa and Southeast Asia. NLR is an active member of the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP) and the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD). NLR works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Neglected Tropical Disease Non-governmental Development Organization Network (NNN). NLR actively advocates for the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    • Project

      Cambodia and Vietnam have adopted various international legal conventions and policy frameworks committed to working for people with disabilities. However, the gap between such policies and their implementation, in reality, remains significant; all persons with disabilities, including the deaf, do not actually benefit from the policies or have opportunities to see their human rights fulfilled in these two countries. The Empowering Cambodian and Vietnamese deaf project led by NRL Mekong (in close collaboration with HandSpeak and DDSP) focuses on two key issues currently affecting the deaf communities in the region: lack of (self) confidence and leadership skills; and the lack of safe spaces and opportunities to discuss their concerns and challenges to influence for positive changes in their communities.

      The overarching objective is empowering the deaf people in Cambodia and Vietnam to stand up for their human rights and fight against discrimination. These challenges are addressed by 1) Providing training on leadership, policy influencing, and communication skills for the deaf; 2) Enabling the deaf to become more self-confident through workshops to work on their self-esteem; and 3) Organising linking and learning exchange visits to promote solidarity between deaf communities across borders. The deaf project participants themselves are also guided to collect information for documentation of stigmatisation (on areas of employment and within the political sphere) that is used in evidence-based papers for policy influencing and for developing future projects.

  • Project

    Cambodia and Vietnam have adopted various international legal conventions and policy frameworks committed to working for people with disabilities. However, the gap between such policies and their implementation, in reality, remains significant; all persons with disabilities, including the deaf, do not actually benefit from the policies or have opportunities to see their human rights fulfilled in these two countries. The Empowering Cambodian and Vietnamese deaf project led by NRL Mekong (in close collaboration with HandSpeak and DDSP) focuses on two key issues currently affecting the deaf communities in the region: lack of (self) confidence and leadership skills; and the lack of safe spaces and opportunities to discuss their concerns and challenges to influence for positive changes in their communities.

    The overarching objective is empowering the deaf people in Cambodia and Vietnam to stand up for their human rights and fight against discrimination. These challenges are addressed by 1) Providing training on leadership, policy influencing, and communication skills for the deaf; 2) Enabling the deaf to become more self-confident through workshops to work on their self-esteem; and 3) Organising linking and learning exchange visits to promote solidarity between deaf communities across borders. The deaf project participants themselves are also guided to collect information for documentation of stigmatisation (on areas of employment and within the political sphere) that is used in evidence-based papers for policy influencing and for developing future projects.

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