Doha, June 28 / QNA / NHRC, and the Arab Organization for the Rights the Disabled and the Department of civil society and the Arab League in cooperation with the "Ford Foundation" are organizing the third training session of the organizations of civil society in the Arab Gulf and Yemen 28th-30th, June, 2009.
This session is being held in the context of the program to stimulate the rights of persons with disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa. The program is a joint venture between the Arab Organization for the Disabled and the Ford Foundation launched in early November 2007. The Session is designed to strengthen and empower people with disabilities and help them to organize themselves, to acquire skills of cooperation and leadership as well as promoting community awareness on the needs
and rights of persons with disabilities through the inclusion of disability issues in the programs of the various civil society and political institutions and through promoting governments commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities through the introduction of disability issues in the various governments programs and fiscal policies.
The Session will also address the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations on December 13, 2006 in addition to reviewing the various documents dealing with the issue from a legal perspective.