A new tool for promoting the rights of wheelchair users

A new tool for promoting the rights of wheelchair users

People with disabilities have a tool at their disposal starting June to help them better understand their rights. This is a “Guide for the rights of people with disabilities using wheelchairs” which contains useful information on the rights of people with mobility disabilities and how they can be accessed.

An important section of the Guide deals with the right to mobility. In this section can be found information about what a suitable wheelchair means and the steps required to obtain it. People can also find out what an accessible environment means for people with reduced mobility and how they can contribute to creating a more friendly and inclusive environment if they report the accessibility problems they face in their daily lives, to the institutions that have responsibilities in this domain.

The guide on rights can be accessed electronically on the link  https://motivation.ro/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Drepturile-Persoanelor-cu-Dizabilitati.pdf

Starting June, it is offered in printed format to all participants in the mobility and health caravan organized by Motivation Romania Foundation in 15 localities in the country, within the project “Advocacy for community access for wheelchair users”.

The project “Advocacy for community access for wheelchair users” is implemented by Motivation Romania Foundation in partnership with Segoia Association, with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, a program funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through EEA Grants 2014-2021.

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About Active Citizens Fund Romania
The Active Citizens Fund Romania programme is funded through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The overall objective of the Grants is to reduce economic and social disparities, and to strengthen bilateral relations between 15 beneficiary countries and the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The programme is administered by a consortium composed of Civil Society Development Foundation, Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation, Resource Center for Roma Communities, PACT Foundation and Frivillighet Norge, acting as Fund Operator designated by FMO – Financial Mechanism Office of the EEA and Norway Grants. The objectives of the Active Citizens Fund Romania are to strengthen civil society and active citizenship and to empower vulnerable groups. With a total allocation of 46,000,000 euro, the programme pursues a long-term development of the civil society sector sustainability and capacity, stepping up its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights, while strengthening bilateral relations with organizations from the Donor States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. For more information about the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, please go to www.activecitizensfund.ro. For more information about the EEA and Norway Grants, go to www.eeagrants.org.

About Motivation Romania Foundation
Motivation Romania Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 1995 to support children and adults with disabilities. The services offered cover a wide range of needs, from assessment and adapted equipment for different types of mobility disabilities, to active recovery and training for independent living with a wheelchair instructor, advice for spaces accessibility and adapted sports. So far, Motivation has restored freedom of movement and hope in a fulfilled life for more than 25,800 people with disabilities in Romania. More information on www.motivation.ro.

About Segoia Association
Segoia Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, created in 2017, concerned with the development of civil society, promotion of democratic values, open government and citizen involvement through technology. More information on: https://segoia.ro.

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