Organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) have a very important role in advocating for rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and integrating PWDs into the mainstream of society. Therefore, they should be included in creation of public policies in both, local and national levels.
This project aims to contribute to greater involvement of organisations of persons with disabilities and PWDs in the processes of creation and implementation of public policies in the area of disability at the national level. That is very important for further improvement of the quality of life and status of persons with disabilities in Montenegro.
The project resulted in:
- Established functional network of DPOs for advocacy for rights of persons with disabilities;
- Established mechanism for monitoring the Strategy for the Protection of Persons with Disabilities from Discrimination and the Promotion of Equality;
- Raised public awareness of the importance of involving PWDs in the decision-making process in Montenegro.