NGO "International Organization of Internally Displaced Persons with disabilities"

Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Day 6

The last concluding day took place in Latvia as part of the participation in the Riga Academy, focusing on the theme of shadow reporting. Lecturer Janina Arsenjeva, a UN expert on disability issues, acquainted participants with shadow reports and how they function. Within the UN, there is a Committee on the Rights of Persons with […]

Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Day 5

The fifth day of learning at the Riga Academy in Riga, Latvia, was active and substantial. On this day, we explored how Article 27 – Work and Employment of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities operates in Latvia. We had the pleasure of welcoming Imants Lipskis, the Director of the Labor […]

Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Day 4

The fourth day in Riga, Latvia, as part of the training on the rights of people with disabilities at the “Riga Academy,” was informative and enriching. The focus of the day was on Article 19 – Independent Living and Inclusion in the Local Community of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. […]

Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Day 3

The third day of our stay in Latvia and participation in the Riga Academy proved to be interesting and effective, focusing on Articles 7 and 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – inclusive education. Participants had the opportunity to visit Rīgas 66. vidusskola, a comprehensive school, where they gained […]

Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Day 2

The second day of the “Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities” training in Latvia, Riga, was rich and effective, focusing on accessibility – Article 9 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Discussions centred around universal design as a broad concept and philosophy regarding the protection and accessibility […]

Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities. Day 1

On November 27, the “Riga Academy for the Rights of People with Disabilities” began its work in Latvia, Riga, organized by the NGO Sustento in collaboration with the European Forum of Persons with Disabilities. Participants familiarized themselves with the best practices in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Latvia. […]

“We are from Ukraine”. Assistance to People with Special Needs in Latvia and Poland

The Russian-Ukrainian war has forced over 5 million Ukrainians to seek refuge from Russian aggression in other countries. Among the refugees, there are many individuals with disabilities who face challenges at every step. The lack of access to necessary rehabilitation tools or mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, crutches, and canes, complicates their daily functioning. Many […]

Magic backpacks for the joy of our children

Once again, our organization has supported an online contest of creative works by children of vulnerable categories, now scattered all over the world. Organizers of the contest” World of Ukraine “- International Organization of IDPs with Disabilities “World of Ukraine” Latvian organization SUSTENTO, Global Fund for Children AMI-East and this time we did everything possible […]