This project seeks to impact fundamental aspects of the lives of persons with disabilities, their human development and the exercise of their human rights, through the creation of inclusive work conditions for youth with disabilities. Although Guatemala has ratified the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), in the national legal framework, the laws has not yet been adapted to international standards for the State to be guarantor of those rights.
Also, the project carried out actions so youth with disabilities can exercise their education and employment rights through alliances with public and private institutions to foster actions that provoke changes in public policies so these become more inclusive and foster inclusive practices.
The Project carried out technical reviews and provided support to DPOs to strengthen existing rules related to rights of persons with disabilities.
Inclusive education and employment were promoted through an awareness campaign carried out through conventional means and social media.
An assessment was carried out to provide information for public and private institutions to develop relevant education and technical training programs to create appropriate work inclusive conditions for youth with diverse types of disabilities.
United Nations System Agencies reviewed their policies for employment and working conditions for persons with disabilities to introduce changes and strengthen commitment among agencies’ management.