This initiative focused on supporting a new policy environment in Bhutan conducive to the fulfillment of the rights and principles enshrined in the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It promoted and supported the meaningful engagement of people with disabilities in the development and implementation of that policy environment. Though a modest investment, in this small nation of less than one million people, this project binded together the impact of political will to consider Treaty ratification, improved, real-time data, and policy reforms focused on leaving no-one behind, to advance the rights of people with disabilities.
Support to the civil society working with and for people with disabilities, including to develop their membership and institutional capacities towards more formalized DPOs.
Strengthened capacity of coalitions and networks, particularly women’s networks, enhanced peer support, participation, advocacy, and awareness raising both in the development of the policy, and in how it is implemented.