On September 19 and 20, ACCESS and its partner the Armenian Association for the Disabled “Pyunic” are holding a two-day conference on “Protecting the Social Rights of Persons with Disabilities” in Yerevan (Armenia). The event is organised by the project “Promoting the Social Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Building the Capacities of Armenian Civil Society Organisations to Engage with Council of Europe Monitoring Mechanisms”, which is funded by the European Union through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).
The Conference will bring together European and Armenian experts specialised in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities (PWD), as well as persons with disabilities, representatives of the Armenian Government, local authorities, representatives of civil society organisations, international organisations and students. The conference will be opened by EU Ambassador Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia, and Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Armenia, and Lusine Sargsyan, Head of the Centre for Human Rights rights Research and Education.
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