QADER Staff Participate in Extensive Training on Building Advocacy Strategies for Persons with Disabilities
With the support of the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ), the staff of QADER for Community Development participated in a training workshop on preparing advocacy plans for disability issues in Palestine, as well as skills to effectively analyze the disability sector and the obstacles to development that the sector faces.
Melanie Sonderskov facilitated this three-day intensive training, which provided a review of best-practices through which the goals of advocacy and creating societal change and enhancing the reality and rights of people with disabilities can be achievable.
Throughout the training, the participants analyzed the political reality surrounding persons with disabilities, and addressed the most important challenges and opportunities available to institutions working in the disability and human rights sector, in order to intensify efforts to create positive change for persons with disabilities and their families.
In addition, the participants made efforts to map the most important potential partnerships and analyze the most significant influencers in policy-making who reflect the reality that persons with disabilities live in Palestine.
At the end of the training, the observations and interventions made by the participants over the course of the three days were collected and reformulated to create QADER’s strategic advocacy plan. This document will be presented to members of the board of directors and employees in order to produce the final version of this plan and enable it, as it will be the guide for QADER to advocate for disability issues in Palestine in the coming years.