FHI 360 Moldova

A dream coming true for people with disabilities in Moldova

On January 25, 2017, Lucia Gavriliță presented to more than 50 people theUN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Moldovan Law on Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in an innovative "easy-to-read" format, offering to people with intellectual and learning disabilities accessible information about their rights. These articles will explain to the more than 10,000 Moldovans with intellectual disabilities in more than 25 districtsaround the country their rights to work, to study, to adequate health care, and more, as well as provide practical information on how to obtain a driving license, among other topics.

“In 2005, when I visited the United States I found out about the easy-to-read concept. I was very impressed that this format was used in TV programs, newspapers and especially at all meetings with people with disabilities (PWD) and I decided to develop such materials for Moldovan people with learning disabilities,” said Lucia Gavriliță, executive director of Speranța Center, a civil society organization from Moldova.

The development and the launching of these materials was possible with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) support through the Moldova Partnerships for Sustainable Civil Society project implemented by FHI 360.

“These handbooks are written in plain language and are easy to read and to understandby people without legal knowledge.We had to act for many years to make our dream come true and to get to this event! In the last two years, we engaged 19 people with disabilities who reviewed over 40 illustrations reflecting 80 articles from these two legal documents. The results of their efforts can be seen in these publications,” concluded Ms. Gavriliță.

These documents, for the first time translated into the Romanian language by Speranta Center, can be used not only by PWDs but also by many other relevant stakeholders. In 2017, Speranța Center will conduct more than 50 meetings and trainings for PWD, parents, guardians, teachers, and authorities on how to use the easy-to-read materials.

 Parents, teachers, and employees of medical institutions will find them useful when preparing children and young people with special needs for an independent life; non-profit organizations, workforce centers, and employment agencies will be able to use them in their vocational trainings and individual assistance programs to help these individuals to find work and to better integrate into society. Speranța Center is now developing guidelines for teachers, social service providers, and other interested stakeholders on how to develop and incorporate easy-to-read materials into their daily activities.

 
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