In Egypt, Humanity & Inclusion continues to run programs under the operating name "Handicap International."
In Egypt, HI aims to make comprehensive, high quality community-based rehabilitation available to people with disabilities by providing support and training to national authorities and local service providers. HI employs 21 national staff and two expatriates to carry out its projects in Egypt.
Members of the Movement for the Rights of People with Disabilities, along with other stakeholders in Egyptian society, have all expressed their desire for change. They have successfully campaigned for the establishment of the National Council on Disability Affairs, an institution that now needs support in order to cement its legitimacy.
- Support for Disable People's Organizations (DPOs)
- Inclusive livelihoods
- Inclusive recreational activities
Support for Disabled People's Organizations (DPOs)
HI is collaborating with disabled people’s organizations in Egypt to enhance their capacity to defend their rights and monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Particular attention is paid to the representation of women with disabilities. This project also works to raise the awareness of civil society organizations and the public authorities about the rights of people with disabilities and about incorporating the issue of disabilities into their policies.
HI is partners with the Association of Rehabilitation for Youth with Disabilities to promote inclusive employment opportunities and increase access to social services for youth in the El-Warrag area. The project works to initiate dialogue between public authorities, representatives of persons with disabilities and service providers to share good practices and develop an action plan. 1,500 youth with disabilities and 150 representatives from Civil Society Organizations, local authorities and services providers have benefited.
Inclusive Recreational Activities
HI is running a project to ensure that youth with disabilities have access to inclusive leisure and recreation activities. Through training and capacity building, youth with disabilities acquire the necessary leadership skills to be active participants in local development planning and to collaborate with multi-stakeholders to contribute to social inclusion. The project also supports an inclusive youth center, offering activities that meet the expectations and needs of youth with disabilities.