Dialogue between people with disabilities from both banks of Nistru River

Sector: Social

Implemented by: The Centre for Legal Assistance of People with Disabilities in partnership with the Rehabilitation Centre OSORT, Tiraspol

Duration: November 2013 – November 2014

Budget: 22,628 €

Short description: 17 civil society representatives (15 women and 2 men) from both banks have been trained to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities and strengthen the capacities of their organizations to advance the rights of people with disabilities;

  • 16 young people with disabilities (12 girls and 4 boys) from both banks trained in Photovoice techniques and ways of expressing their feelings, emotions, and social barriers through photography;
  • 2 exchange visits were organized on both banks between 5 NGOs active in the field of disability, thus establishing new relations and opportunities for cross river cooperation;
  • 52 most representative photos were exhibited in Chisinau and Tiraspol raising people’s awareness on the issues and barriers faced by people with disabilities: discrimination, stereotypes, identifying common challenges and solutions through images, but also showing positive stories and successes of people with disabilities;
  • 500 cards and 178 calendars containing photos taken by youth with disabilities were distributed to decisions making bodies to inform and raise awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities;
  • A Facebook group has been established by people with disabilities serving as a communication platform for both banks to keep further communication, experience exchange and dialogue.