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