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  • The initiative of NGO “Republican association of wheelchair-bound disabled” and “Belarusbank” “Kind Button”

    7 February 2012

    There are about 20000 wheelchair-bound disabled in the Republic of Belarus.

    They all are potential work force (engineers, salespersons, accountants etc.). But, due to different reasons, mainly because of the USSR’s heritage, practically all of them do not have a job, they complain about their lives and do no imagine how they can have a good life in such difficult conditions. Because sometimes they have to learn again how to move, take care of their health, eat and get dressed…

    Every year 400 persons become wheelchair-bound disabled.

  • Office for the rights of persons with disabilities took part in the conference “Barrier-free environment as the factor of stable development of the society”

    4 February 2012

    On January 26, 2012 theoretical and practical conference “Barrier-free environment as the factor of stable development of the society” was held in the Academy of management under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The program of the conference consisted of seminars, each of which was dedicated to some important social problem in the sphere of disability. The speakers raised the problems existing at each stage of life of a person with disability.

  • Office for the rights of persons with disabilities held informational days in Grodno and Brest

    1 February 2012

    Regional stage of the informational campaign “Accessibility” held by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities has started. First informational days were held in Grodno and Brest.

  • Office for the rights of persons with disabilities summarized the results of the competition of essays and studies on topic “Accessibility and disability. Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities”

    31 January 2012

    The ceremony of awarding the laureates and winners of the competition of essays and studies on topic “Accessibility and disability. Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities” held by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities took place on January 30. Anastasia’s Ianuchek’s work took the first place. Anastasia is a fifth year student of law faculty of Belarusian State Economic University. Her work is dedicated to the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

    Evgeniy Shevko and Yulia Katorzhinskaya took the second and third places.

  • Office for the rights of persons with disabilities at the round table “Partnership without limitations”

    25 January 2012

    On January 27th the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities took part in round table “Partnership without limitations”, organized by the office of the International Children’s Fund.

    The main goal of the event was the raise of the potential and the effectiveness of organizations working for persons with disabilities through the involvement of interested parties and partnership development.

  • Round table “Accessibility of insurance services for persons with disabilities”

    25 January 2012

    Minsk, January 24, 2012. Round table on topic “Accessibility of insurance services for persons with disabilities” was held in Minsk. The event was initiated and organized by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities and International social-economic fund “Idea”. The main topic was the discussion of the accessibility for persons with disabilities of insurance services, such as accident insurance and insurance for going abroad – these two types of insurance are not available for persons with 1st and 2nd groups of disabilities in the majority of Belarusian insurance companies.

  • “Labour overcomes barriers”

    23 January 2012

    On January 23rd Vitebsk joint organization of NGO “Republican association of wheelchair-bound disabled” with the support of the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities started to realize the project “Labour overcomes barriers”. Project’s main goal is to hold the research of employment and the accessibility of job placement for persons with disabilities in Vitebsk and to find out the weak points in this sphere. All the gathered data will be analyzed and compared. Round table and the presentation of the research results will be held to summarize the results of the project.

  • Office for the rights of persons with disabilities at the round table of NGO “Belarusian association of social workers”

    8 December 2011

    Round table, organized by NGO “Belarusian association of social workers” took place on December 7, 2011. The main topic was: social adaptation of persons with disabilities.

  • Alternative report on the conditions of provision and execution of the rights of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Belarus

    2 December 2011
    Press-conference of HR defence and educational institution “Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” took place on December 1, 2011.
     
    The topic of the press-conference was: Alternative report on the conditions of provision and execution of the rights of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Belarus.

    Sergei Drozdovskiy, the coordinator of the “Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” was the speaker.

     

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