Children’s Rights in Armenia:The Child’s Perspective
This is a Survey Report on the situation of children’s rights in Armenia prepared by children involved in the “Speaking for Myself: Voicing the Hopes & Concerns of Children in Armenia” project. The Report was prepared by a core group of 62 children with and without disabilities from 31 inclusive education schools in Yerevan and Tavush marz. These children, aged from 13 to 17
years, underwent trainings in quantitative and qualitative survey methods, sampling, interview management techniques, sociological data processing (coding and computer input), and got acquainted with the SPSS program.
UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilites
The purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
Lessons of Kindness
“Lessons of Kindness” is a series of seminars for schoolchildren, on problems of people with disabilities. The objective of the workshop is to inform the children about the issue, to promote good attitude towards their peers with disabilities and to develop respect for people’s diversity.
Everything will be fine
The booklet consists of stories of parents living in Yerevan and in the regions, who have a children with disability, learning difficulties or other special needs.
The booklet is published by NGO “Bridge of Hope” and available only in armenian.
Disability. From Exclusion to Equality
Parliaments and parliamentarians have a key role to play in supporting and protecting human rights. This Handbook aims to assist parliamentarians in efforts to realize the Convention so that persons with disabilities can achieve the transition from exclusion to equality. The Handbook seeks to raise awareness of the Convention and its provisions, promote an appreciation of disability concerns, and assist parliaments in understanding the mechanisms and frameworks needed to translate the Convention into practice.
The english version of the Handbook available here.
The Dakar Framework for Action
The World Education Forum (26-28 April 2000, Dakar) adopted the Dakar Framework for Action, Education for All: Meeting our Collective Commitments. In doing so, its participants reaffirmed the vision of the World Declaration on Education for All adopted ten years earlier (Jomtien, Thailand, 1990), annexed to this document.
The Dakar Framework for Action is based on the most extensive evaluation of education ever undertaken, the Education for All (EFA) 2000 Assessment.
The Dakar Framework for Action states that the ‘heart of EFA lies at country level’. It also affirms that ‘no countries seriously committed to education for all will be thwarted in their achievement of this goal by a lack of resources’.
The Salamanca Statement
This Framework for Action on Special Needs Education was adopted by the World Conference on Special Needs Education organized by the Government of Spain in co-operation with
UNESCO and held in Salamanca from 7 to 10 June 1994. Its purpose is to inform policy and guide action by governments, international organizations, national aid agencies, nongovernmental organizations and other bodies in implementing the Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice in Special Needs Education.