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Shining a spotlight on the rights of persons with disabilities through communication, awareness raising and information sharing

April 05, 2017
In early December, MTDS participated in the closing workshop of the Leadership and Empowerment for Action on Disability (LEAD) project in Hammanmet, Tunisia.  We were there to share insights on how to develop an effective communication strategy with civil society activists from Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. MTDS was a partner of LEAD, a project of Handicap International funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Through LEAD, civil society leaders identified gaps in legislation and national policies and  learned how to conduct effective advocacy to enhance the social, economic and political participation of 11 million disabled people in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.  For its part, MTDS developed a hub website to facilitate information sharing among activists in the Maghreb and supported an e learning program.