Barrier-Free Safety for People with Disabilities

Our mission is to provide support to people with disabilities during times of war and displacement in Eastern Partnership countries.

Our project focuses on implementing various activities to offer psychosocial support to internally displaced persons and refugees with disabilities in Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine. Through art therapy, self-help groups, and informative sessions, we aim to provide a nurturing environment for people with disabilities during times of war and displacement.

Furthermore, we are dedicated to breaking down infrastructure barriers present in arrival and accommodation facilities for displaced people in Ukraine, ensuring improved accessibility for people with disabilities. In partnership with Fight for Right, our main partner organization in Ukraine, we will give four mini-grants to these facilities, fostering inclusivity and equal opportunities for all. We will also organize trainings for staff members on inclusive care for internally displaced persons with disabilities.

We are also committed to amplifying the visibility of individuals with disabilities in situations of war and displacement. To achieve this, we will produce and share video clips portraying the stories of people with disabilities from Ukraine who are seeking refuge from war and violence. These clips will shed light on their vulnerable journeys and raise awareness about the unique challenges they encounter. Together with the clips we will also launch an awareness-raising campaign on media visibility of refugees with disabilities.

This project aims to empower and support people with disabilities, ensuring their safety and well-being during times of crisis.

Our Project Activities

Mini-Grants And Trainings For Arrival And Accommodation Facilities, Ukraine
Psychosocial support for people with disabilities, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia
Video Clips And Awareness-Raising Campaign, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia

Our Project Partner Organizations

Fight for right (Ukraine)

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Emili Aregak (Armenia)

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Association Anika (Georgia)

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This project is a part of the INKuLtur-Programme and is implemented by Austausch e.V. in collaboration with partners from Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, and Germany with financial support from the Federal Foreign Office, starting from July, 2023, until the end of 2024.

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