In kind contribution by:
Ministry of Health of Kosova
Prime Minister's Advisory Office on Good Governance and Role of Law
Little People of Kosova enjoys consultative status with ECOSOC and has
been accredited to participate in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee of
U.N. as of the Seventh Session and Eighth Session to a drafting text the new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Events in 2007
- HUMAN RIGHTS BELONG TO YOU
International Human Rights Day,
10 December 2007
“ October – Month of promotion to Professional Abilities of Persons with Disabilities"
DMD - Disability Mentoring Days
partnership of multiethnic Voluntary Promotional Program – DMD creates
new alliances and coalitions to promote new Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and
activities Kosova wide.
Promotional Program of DMD (Disability Mentoring Days) has made great
progress to ensure that opportunities are accessible to everyone who is
willing and able to work and to build on the progress of the fully
integrate men and women with disabilities into all aspects of life
without discrimination and keeps New Freedom Initiative - Americans’
idea that was implementing in Kosovo and it has helped expand access to
technology, training, and education for citizens with disabilities.
Campaign “ October – DMD Month “ of professional abilities to persons
with disabilities has an objective to fight against poverty, decrease
unemployment, promoting increased access into daily community life and
fight against the discrimination with which the persons with
disabilities are faced everyday. Also, this campaign of DMD promotes
the new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its
implementation in Kosovo. It is worth mentioning that Kosovo has also
actively contributed its input in drafting the wording of its text.
The campaign ‘’October – DMD Month’’ is a New Freedom Initiative which
started in the USA and its goal is to increase access to equal
opportunities for employment for persons with disabilities so
eliminating the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from
participating fully in community life.
We appeal to the Government, to Governments’ Institutions, to private
business and craft workshops that during the DMD Month of October they
offer this opportunity to persons with disabilities and provide
promotional employment for one or several days in their institutions.
with disabilities can provide their input and contribution to different
areas. Persons with disabilities are faced more with the problem of
unemployment and discrimination than other members of the society.
Campaign “ October – DMD Month” promotes:
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Protection the human rights of persons with disabilities
- Fight against poverty
- Non - discrimination.
are grateful to our donors the US office in Prishtina, OSCE, the
Ministry of Health and kind contributors to the Office of Good
Governance and all partner NGOs, volunteers, people of good will who
are supporting us in our mission to improve the lives of PWD and
protect the Human Rights of PWD by creating a conducive environment for
them to integrate in the society.
- USA Office Pristina
- OSCE - Mission in Kosovo,
In kind contribution by: Ministry of Health
Opening ceremony the campaign
05 October - Pristina
Disability Mentoring Day - DMD
17 October 2007, Pristina
Advisory Office of Good Governance and Role of Law invited Press Conference regarding Disability Mentoring Day – DMD.
Hiljmnijeta Apuk from NGO Little People of Kosova and Mr. Habit
Hajredini Director of Advisory Office for Good Governance and Role of
Law in Office of Prime Minister
Melissa Stone representative from OSCE Mission in Kosovo pointed up
that employment day for persons with disabilities should be every day
and opportunity to be integrated in society.
|Mr. Halit Ferizi from NGO Hendikos
Closing ceremony of the campaign
“ October – Month of DMD -
Disability Mentoring Days to Professional Abilities of Persons with Disabilities”
31 October – Ferizaj
Fazile Bungu, Director of NGO Hendifer – Ferizaj and coordinator of
Voluntary Promotional Program DMD and the campaign October – Month of
DMD organized the Performance as a main event of closing ceremony.
Young persons with disabilities prepared and acted the performance.
50th Anniversary to Little People of America
International Visual Art Exhibition of Persons with Disabilities,
01 – 06 July 2007, Seattle – USA
Little People of Kosovo participated to visual art exhibition in Seattle – USA in July 2007 year during 50th Anniversary to Little People of America.
artworks of talented artist Ms. Hiljmnijeta Apuk promoted the goals of
new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities pointed to
human rights of women and girls w
ith disabilities and respect to their diversity, dignity, integrity and access to information.
promote the important contributions of artists with disabilities to the
cultural community and develop promotion of new Convention. Role models
of persons with disabilities in the arts are essential for young and
emerging artists who are performing artists developing their skills and
aspiring to career success.
My disability and human rights experiences have essentially shaped my
creative self and I acknowledge this to others.” - Hiljmnijeta Apuk has
Ministry of Sport, Culture and Youth of Kosova
Post and Telecommunications of Kosovo - PTK
International Children Day 1st of Jun 2007 by point to children with disabilities
Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu met six Ambassadors children with disabilities and
they handed over to President of Kosova credential letters with messages towards goals of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Kosovo Week of DMD on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
23 - 27 April 2007
Kosovo Week to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the 23rd of
April was organized by PTK Promotion of an extraordinary edition of
postage stamps as a special philatelic edition and the first of all by
the world that promotes the Convention of on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities, which makes this series rare and special and at the same
time it is Kosovo's ambassador of human rights.
to opening the Kosovo Week to the Rights pf Persons with Disabilities
on the 23rd April, Ms. Hilmnijeta Apuk, Human Rights Expert of persons
with disabilities a member of Ad Hoc Committee of the UN, Manager of
NGO Little People of Kosova and coordinator of Program DMD spoke next:
to Kosovo for the promotion of an extraordinary edition of postage
stamps titled "Promotion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities as part of Multiethnic Voluntary Promotional Program
to PTK, Ministry of Telecommunication, UNMIK who have supported thus
initiative of NGO Little People of Kosova that is the first time all
over the world that Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities is promoted this way, which makes this series rare and
special. The Convention was ratified in 84 states of the United Nations.
Kosovo contributes to the philately filed of world and agenda of human
rights. This promotion also opens “DMD Kosovo Week to the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities” which is part of the multi-ethnic Voluntary
Promotional Program of DMD (Disability Mentoring Days). This activity
will last until 27th April, and will promote the main goals of the
Convention based on the respect for dignity, equality,
non-discrimination etc. We want to verify that we can be a creative
part of our society.
want to use this opportunity to express our great appreciation to US
Office Pristina for funding the Program DMD and for their support to
overcome barriers and make equal opportunities for persons with
also thank our friends in America for supporting us by their
experiences towards the Universal Design and we are going to use it in
Kosovo through the DMD program" - said Ms. Hiljmnijeta Apuk. .
Brochures anent the campaign
from round tables those were organized Kosovo wide during Week to the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities 23 – 27 April.
At dawn of 21st century, we still face discrimination on a daily basis
· We face discrimination and prejudice on a daily basis and in all fields of life
· We do not enjoy equal access to education, suffer high unemployment rates and often live on a low income
cannot move around freely, go to work, to a restaurant, to theatres,
cinemas, libraries, shopping, meet friends, or any other daily
activity, due to inaccessible public transport and environment
must mobilize to strengthen non-discrimination legislative measures
until the full integration of disabled persons in society will become a
Voluntary Promotional Program DMD is New Free Initiative in Kosovo and
it is just an ideal action for us to make legislative towards the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
International Women’s Day, 8th of March 2007
The Performance as a main event of the campaign “International Woman’s Day”
event gathered youth, persons with disabilities, representatives of
local and international institutions, in order to promote jointly the
human rights, equality and non – discrimination with a special emphasis
on the respect for human diversity by gender, race, mental or physical
disabilities, age, ethnic origin, nationality or any other status.
main event of the campaign “St. Valentine” as a part of the Multiethnic
Promotional Voluntary Program DMD was Round Table on the Topic: Implementation
of »universal design« principles in the development of standards and
guidelines on accessibility of public facilities and services aimed at
ensuring non-discrimination of persons with disabilities in Kosovo, as
one of the objectives of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with
event gathered persons with disabilities, representatives of local and
international institutions, as well private sector representatives, in
order to promote jointly the respect of dignity and human rights
contained in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
with a special emphasis on the “Universal Design” for accessibility and
available Kosovo legislation in this field of activity.
ON LINE EDITION
"Newspaper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of Kosova" , No. 11
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"Newspaper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of Kosova" , No. 10
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