GUATEMALA

Project title
Promoting good practices to reach personal mobility of persons with disabilities in the metropolitan area

Implementing organizations
Implemented in partnership with Asociación de Sordos de Guatemala, Asociación Guatemalteca de Esclerosis Múltiple, Asociación de Central Ciegos de Guatemala, Asociación Nacional de Ciegos de Guatemala, Fraternidad Cristiana de personas con discapacida, Asociación de Espina Bífida de Guatemala, Asociación de Amigos en Solidaridad and Comisión de Mujeres con Discapacidad

Location
Brazil, Ecuador, United stated of America, Costa Rica and Colombia

Overview of project
The objective of the project is to contribute to the enjoyment of the rights of people with disabilities through improved personal mobility and accessibility in the metropolitan area of the department of Guatemala.
Good practices in accessible transportation from cities around the world have been collected.

Project updates - advocacy activities and outcomes achieved
The good practices submitted to municipal authorities changed the vision they had on the issue of disability: from a medical approach to a human rights based approach.
Other organizations recognized the expertise of the multi-stakeholder committee on the issue of personal mobility of people with disabilities.
A diagnosis on access to justice has been started.

Download the full report (in Spanish).
Download the political proposal (in Spanish).
Download a Powerpoint presentation of the project (in Spanish).
Download a Powerpoint presentation of the project (In English).
Search the Good Practice Database to find case studies from the full report.

Members of the Colectivo Vida Independiente de Guatemala