Enhancing Responsiveness of Duty Bearers towards the needs and priorities of children within the inclusive approach to gender and disability Project - IGD
QADER is implementing the project "Enhancing Responsiveness of Duty Bearers towards the needs and priorities of children within the inclusive approach to gender and disability - IGD" in south West Bank (Battir, Al Shawawwra, Tqou', Beit Ummar, Kharas, and Sourif), with the support of Caritas Germany, and Children's Relief Bethlehem - KHB. This project aims to contribute to increased inclusion, participation and protection children in south of the West Bank. This is the ultimate change that is envisaged on the long run as a contribution of the project as well as other interventions. This is depicted by a situation where children and children with disabilities in those communities enjoy safe, healthy and secure childhood, where they access appropriate social education and social services.
Specific Objective / Purpose
The specific objective of this project is to enhance responsiveness of duty-bearers in 6 communities in the south of West Bank towards the needs and priorities of children within the inclusive approach to gender and disability. This objective will be realized through a strategy that relies on empowering local communities’ activists to be able to advocate for enhancing the situation of children and children with disabilities and hold duty bearers accountable for their duties towards children.
Project Main Activities:
- Forming youth accountability teams (YAT) in each community, and engaging them in a training program on conducting research, advocacy, human rights, persons with disabilities rights, social accountability and community mobilization.
- Developing inclusive assessment of current needs and priorities of children in the targeted communities in each community.
- Conduct Advocacy & social accountability campaigns conducted in the targeted communities for addressing the needs and issues of children, including those with disabilities targeting Duty Bearers based on the results of the community profiles.
What distinguishes this project from other similar interventions is active engagement of youth teams from the targeted areas, training and preparing them to implement project activities, collect and analyze data, as well as contribute to the production of community profiles. In addition, the project will help them to enhance their knowledge and skills related to accountability, advocacy and the rights of persons with disabilities in order to advocate for the promotion of children and children with disabilities in their areas of residence and to hold duty bearers accountable for their duties and responsibilities towards children and children with disabilities.