RightsNow! Activities in Peru
In November 2016, the RightsNow! project team conducted a five-day introductory visit to Lima to meet with a wide range of stakeholders. The purpose of the visit was to gain first-hand information on the status of the national disability legal frameworks, implementation strategies, and disability rights initiatives. U.S. experts met with leaders of DPOs, civil society and human rights organizations, and local and national government officials. The visit was arranged in collaboration with the Blind Women’s Commission of Peru (CODIP).
In 2017, RightsNow! will send a team of experts to Peru to conduct capacity-based training designed as a result of information gathered during the introductory visit in 2016. Throughout 2017, RightsNow! will provide technical assistance on disability rights and the U.S. experience, in support of the implementation of disability rights laws in Peru.
The key resources below are available in Spanish. It is our intention to continue to provide additional resources in Spanish