USAID Supports Training for Legal Advocacy on Disability Rights (September 3)


On September 3, Thomas Morris, USAID/Georgia Acting Mission Director, attended a training session for representatives of Georgian legal support groups that address disability issues in Georgia.  The two-week training, supported by USAID, is managed by the Coalition for Independent Living, a Georgian NGO that promotes inclusion of disabled citizens under its Disability Legal Advocacy Project.  The two-week course, led by international experts from Europe and the U.S., employs classroom presentations, panels and educational videos. The training is supplemented by short field trips to schools, key public buildings, cultural sites and residential institutions where people with disabilities live.

The goal of the project is to prepare lawyers, human rights defenders, and law students in Tbilisi and west Georgia to combat discrimination against people with disabilities.