We do our best to make the equality a value fully defended by law.
ʺBridge of Hopeʺ has a popular legitimacy – to speak on behalf of thousands of children and their families to change the attitude of the society to persons with disabilities and influence the government and legislators in developing and changing laws, policies and processes on persons with disabilities to fully correspond to their rights and dignity.
Therefore, the principles and activities of ʺBridge of Hopeʺ are based on the concept of the social model of disability.
“Bridge of Hope” NGO, as a performing partner with RA Ministry of Labor and Social issues brings the concept of equal opportunities of people with disabilities in their social lives to a workable platform.
The organizations with similar goals succeed better when they unite. ʺBridge of Hopeʺ is a member of European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and Caucasian Network for Children. Bridge of Hope partners with Armenia's state, regional and local self-government bodies for its projects aimed at increasing the effectiveness of state policies directed at the inclusion of people with disabilities, thus forming a new quality of relations between state and public sectors.
Inclusion and Media
On a regular basis, we organize training for reporters where they learn what the inclusive model of disability is, how to speak about disabilities and cover many other relevant topics. Since 2003, an annual contest of best publications on disability topic is organized. That stimulates frequent and quality coverage of disability topic and formation of a positive image of persons with disabilities.
“Bridge of Hope” uses every possible media format to raise the awareness of disability rights. We make video films telling about success and achievements of persons with disabilities, video clips and posters on the rights of children with disabilities, training films and booklets on disability, organizes public discussions, debates, round tables and conferences on disability issues.