Disability Rights Fund Requests Funding Proposals from Bangladesh, Pacific Island Countries, Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua, and Peru

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Disability Rights Fund Releases Second 2011 Request for Proposals:
Addressing Bangladesh, Pacific Island Countries, Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua and Peru

July 7, 2011

BOSTON, MA – The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)—a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with disabilities—today announced its second 2011 grants round, “Securing Our Rights.” Grantmaking in this round will be targeted to disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in Bangladesh, 14 Pacific Island countries, Ghana, Uganda, Nicaragua and Peru.

The broad objective of the Fund—which was officially launched in March 2008 and is a Project of Tides—is to empower DPOs in the developing world and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to participate in ratification, implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD).

In the second round of 2011 grantmaking, applicant organizations from 14 Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu), Ghana, and Nicaragua may apply as single organizations or partnerships for 12-month Small Grants. Organizations from Bangladesh, Peru and Uganda may apply by invitation only. Grants will range from USD 5,000 to 20,000 and will support efforts to build CRPD skills and to develop rights-based advocacy and monitoring on the CRPD.

Interested organizations are urged to review the full eligibility criteria and application details posted at the Fund’s website, http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/grantmaking. Any questions on the proposal process should be directed to info@disabilityrightsfund.org. The deadline for applications is August 18, 2011.

In 2010, the Fund made 99 grants to organizations in 15 countries (India, Indonesia, Mexico, Ukraine; Nicaragua, Peru; Ghana, Uganda; Bangladesh; and Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu), totaling USD 2,222,123. Grants ranged from USD 5000 – 100,000 and supported CRPD skills-building, local rights advocacy, and national-level CRPD promotion, implementation and monitoring by DPO-led coalitions.

DRF’s donors include the American Jewish World Service, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Open Society Institute, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).


Fondo por los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad publica convocatoria a presentar propuestas de proyectos: S
egunda ronda de financiamiento de 2011 dirigida a Bangladés, Ghana, Nicaragua, países insulares del Pacífico, Perú y Uganda

7 de julio de 2011

BOSTON, MA – El Fondo por los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (DRF)—una iniciativa de colaboración financiera entre donantes y la comunidad mundial de personas con discapacidad que apoya los derechos humanos de estas personas—anunció hoy su segunda ronda de financiamiento de 2011, “Asegurando nuestros derechos”. Los subsidios en esta ronda apoyarán a organizaciones de personas con discapacidad (OPD) en Bangladés, Ghana, Nicaragua, 14 países insulares del Pacífico, Perú y Uganda.

El DRF—que fue iniciado oficialmente en marzo de 2008 y es un proyecto de la Fundación Tides—tiene el objetivo amplio de fortalecer a las OPD del mundo en desarrollo y de Europa Oriental / antigua Unión Soviética a fin de que participen en la ratificación, aplicación y seguimiento de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad (CDPD).

En la segunda ronda de financiamiento de 2011, organizaciones de Ghana, Nicaragua y 14 países insulares del Pacífico (Estados Federados de Micronesia, Fiyi, Islas Cook, Islas Salomón, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palaos, Papúa Nueva Guinea, República de las Islas Marshall, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu y Vanuatu) pueden solicitar pequeños subsidios para un periodo de 12 meses como OPD que trabajan independientemente o en alianza con otras organizaciones. OPD de Bangladés, Perú y Uganda podrán solicitar fondos únicamente por invitación. Los subsidios oscilarán entre USD 5,000 y 20,000. Apoyarán esfuerzos dirigidos a fortalecer las habilidades de las OPD para abordar la CDPD, así como a desarrollar promoción, defensa y seguimiento de los derechos enunciados en la CDPD.

Se recomienda a las organizaciones interesadas leer todos los criterios de elegibilidad y detalles para solicitud de fondos que se encuentran en esta página del DRF: http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/es/otorgamiento. Cualquier pregunta relacionada con el proceso de las propuestas debe dirigirse a info@disabilityrightsfund.org. La fecha límite para enviar propuestas es el 18 de agosto de 2011.

En 2010, el DRF otorgó 99 subsidios por un total de USD 2.222,123 a organizaciones en 15 países (Bangladés, Estados Federados de Micronesia, Fiyi, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Islas Salomón, México, Nicaragua, Papúa Nueva Guinea, Perú, Tuvalu, Ucrania, Uganda y Vanuatu). Los subsidios, que oscilaron entre USD 5,000 y 100,000, se destinaron al desarrollo de habilidades de las OPD para abordar la CDPD y defender los derechos de las personas con discapacidad a nivel local; también fueron otorgados a coaliciones lideradas por OPD para la promoción, aplicación y seguimiento de la CDPD a nivel nacional.

El DRF cuenta con el apoyo de la Agencia Australiana para el Desarrollo Internacional (AusAID), el Departamento para el Desarrollo Internacional (DFID) del Reino Unido, el Fondo Sigrid Rausing, Fundaciones para una Sociedad Abierta y el Servicio Mundial Judío Americano (AJWS), entre otros.


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we friends of disabled we look forward to benfitting from your fund one day.

Hallo we are deaf from Bungoma in Kenyan so we ask you know tht mrs Beatrice sifuna is deaf woman remember you long time missing to you . we want to join with our organization at Bungoma Immanuel church of the deaf project
We thank for to join us
We hope to know more your organization
God be with you

A Respected DISABILITY RIGHT FOUNDdisability day 3-12-2012

Merry Christmas and new year advance Subhakshlu to help hands disability service society

Help hands disability service society is a registered voluntary organization
Working for emancipation of persons with Disability. Since, 2012. A group of young and energetic persons with disabilities organized themselves, and working as a catalyst for the development of disabled in Markapur Revenue Division of Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a non profit non – political and secular organization striving for the comprehensive development of other wise abed. It strongly believes that without us nothing for us. Hence, all the Executive members (7) are PWDS and same largest area the member Executive of the organization critically analyzed the social economic situation prevailing in this area and also the field particularly for the delight and women. We faced the humiliation and segregation and victimized to the social taboo of a society. The sympathetic attitude of the society and also families’ members caused humiliation. we felt that we are burden to that families and to the nation. at large when we were exposed to the development field we recognized the importance of organizing disabled an rights based approach to fight against discriminations segregation and humiliation we strived to change the attitude and fight against the social stigma which are barriers for the development of person with disability. We felt the need of organizing the disabled by improving their self confidence and self reliance. We need not the sympathy of the society but empathy and support our movement to fight for our deprived human rights and live with dignity and self esteem. Its strongly believe that the emancipation of PWD’s depends upon the organization of these marginalized and work a right base approach. There is a need to undertake the support as a means to achieve social ends. It emancipation of disabled. By under taking
comprehensive activity promote self confidence among PWD’s our team campaigning in target area to sensitize PWD’s (children’s with disabilities) and their parents and inclusive school going age children into the schools particularly the girls with disabilities with the support of the local official and leaders we organized medical camps for the assessment of the disability and issue of medical certificate . We organized self – help groups of disabled and encourage trift and credit among them The needy children overcome to the schools were supplied books and education materials as an encourage meant at mandal level we organize work shops to the teachers and senslize them to undertake special care to the children with disabilities in the schools. To create a barrier frees Environment initiation to construct special toilets, ramps and railing in the schools. Special youth camps particulars to educated youth and illiterate also. Conducted and exposed them to the development activities of disabled. Hence it is to bring to kind a notice activities under with lakes own contribution and locally collected funds. There is need to extend intensity activates of. In this connection I submit that a support to HHDSS definitely to under take activates and I request you to send us the guidelines for necessary forthem action.
Thanking you sir. K. Guravaiah MA. B.ED (LLB) DISABILITY PERSON

E— hhdisability@gmail.com

We are working for the person with disabilities in Bangladesh, we are working through our own fund , how we shall get your organizational support- the problems of the person with disabilities are following-Concept Paper
Organization: PROTTYON
(Disadvantaged people`s development certifying initiatives)

Project Title:
Survivals and dignifying social platform transform SDPT project for the persons with disabilities


The existing inhuman scenarios in our country highlights that the persons with disabilities have no potentialities, they will not be able to empowering themselves, they have no capacity to contribute in the country and also for themselves.
Recently a study conducted on number of 20 HH persons with disabilities in Khulna City Corporation of Bangladesh by the PROTTYON organizational initiatives through HH interview, problems analysis, van diagram, FGD. It is identified, there are some children they are efficient to involve in education but they are excluded from education.
It is identified that persons with disabilities have different kinds of potentialities but they are excluded from employment opportunities, live skill enhancement scope, friendly mobility scope, they also passing their life in inadequate health facilities, no scope to involve in financial facilities, below market access.
Persons with disabilities are socially excluded group; they are the burden of the family also. Community people are thinking it is natural; it is the result of evil activities of parents and other hand family member blame the female for delivering the child with disabilities.
But persons with Disabilities are not a natural occurrence, different type of incident fall a person in disabilities. Inefficient health service, crime, violence, child marriage, malnutrition, blood connecting marriage, diseases, lack of knowledge and awareness, different kinds of accident, unexpected incident in life, disaster, shocked, acid burn, brain stork can throw a person in disabilities but a person with disabilities have not enough scope to take the curative measures and also preventive.
Disability are destroying the harmony of family and social integrity, it is increasing the social exclusion and poverty. The common circumstances in our community person with disabilities are passing their life in poverty, mal nutrition, limited health care, living with poor hygiene and sanitation, lack of information, education, housing, and shelter and income access. Few persons with disabilities is getting disabilities allowance per month Tk.300 from Government Social Welfare Department of Bangladesh.
Poverty and disability are interred linked. Number of person with disabilities is increasing by the poverty pockets. Female are completely out of income in the family of person with disabilities
Maximum female person in the family are worriedly involve to take care of the person with disabilities. There is no alternative initiatives here for the person with disabilities to relieve the mother`s monotonous and hardly involvement for the person with disabilities. Every mother is anxious about the future of the family and the person with disabilities. Especially all the mother is asking for the persons with disabilities friendly initiatives to transform a social platform where the persons with disabilities will be able to survive with dignity and empowerment.

Hello, am hans.am seeking guidance how to get funds for an ngo for disabled in uganda..thank u

Am hans, am seeking guidace for receiving funds for an NGO for disabled in uganda..thank u

hallo my name is jeremiah chaula from Tanzania Iringa Im working with disabled i want to ask about how to get fund thank s

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