DRL Request for Proposals on Disability for African and MENA Countries

The United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced a request for proposals from organizations interested in submitting proposals for projects that promote democracy, human rights, and rule of law for countries in Africa and MENA.

DRL’s objective is to increase the organizational capacities of disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) to broaden civil society participation in, and support to, government efforts to implement and monitor implementation of the CRPD.  This should also compliment and work with the African Union’s Decade of Disabilities, led by the African Union Department for Social Affairs.

A Rights-Based Approach to Disability Inclusion in Africa. (Approximately $500,000 available for a two year program). DRL’s objective is to increase the organizational capacities of disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) to broaden civil society participation in, and support to, government efforts to implement and monitor implementation of the CRPD.  This should also compliment and work with the African Union’s Decade of Disabilities, led by the African Union Department for Social Affairs.

DRL seeks proposals to increase the ability of DPOs to play a greater role in advocating for their rights.  The successful proposal will adopt a rights-based approach to advocacy by DPOs on behalf of persons with disabilities leading to greater civil and political participation by individuals with disabilities.

Empowerment and Protection of Persons with Disabilities in the Near East.  DRL seeks proposals for one Middle East/North Africa regional program in two – three countries focused on elections, targeting disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in order to better include them in the political and legislative processes

Deadline: 11 January 2013.

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