Sunday, March 15, 2009

Resources for Change: Raising Our Voices

The deadline (16 April 2009, 24:00 GMT) is fast approaching for the Disability Rights Fund’s (DRF) current “Raising Our Voices” grant cycle!
As previously reported in our series on Disability Rights, the DRF provides grants to organizations in the Global South and the countries of the former Soviet Union. The goal is to assist groups working toward the effective implementation of the new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Last year, the DRF (which has a diverse Global Advisory Panel) made grants to 33 organizations in Ghana, Namibia, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Peru.
Focus on Mexico, India, and the Ukraine
This year’s first grants round is directed toward DPO’s (Disabled Persons’ Organizations) in Mexico, India, and the Ukraine.
Get those applications in early, or spread the word to someone who needs to know!
Grant proposal guidelines are available here (in English, Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian). For more information send questions by e-mail at:
Resource-strapped NGOs should also check out the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Disability.
In times like these, scarce social justice resources must be targeted toward innovative and effective projects that empower those who need them most.

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