Achievements

Community Center For The Disabled

CCD for the past 16 years has successfully implemented projects in all 34 provinces including, Kabul, Bamyan, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar, Kapisa, Parwan, Takhar & Daikundi provinces of Afghanistan.

CCD becomes AICS Certified CSO:

CCD has successfully qualified the Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society – AICS certification’s assessment in January 2020. AICS’ flagship certification program aims to raise the effectiveness and credibility of the civil society sector by certifying CSOa against locally defined and internationally recognized standards. The certification program enables CCD (CSOs) to align their policies, processes, structure programs and activities with the international best practices, contributing to the growth of a competent, transparent and effective civil society in Afghanistan.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:

CCD has been one of the active advocates in the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with disability in 2012 by Afghan government. CCD as a secretariat to DRWA network, holds more than 100 interactive meetings with DPOs and PwDs to identify and advocate for the non-implementation of UNCRPD and National law accordingly.

Nation Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:

Afghan government passed the Nation Law on the Rights of Persons with disability. CCD was one of the disability stakeholders that had role in advocacy for enactment of the law Amendment of the Election Law by integrating disability issue in the laws. CCD as a secretariat to DRWA holds more than hundred advocacy initiatives with relevant government authorities for the implementation of NLRPD.

Disability Rights Watch Afghanistan (DRWA):

CCD has established a network of more than 35 Disable People Organization (DPOs)
throughout 34 provinces of Afghanistan and linked them in a network of Disability Rights
Watch Afghanistan (DRWA) through the support of British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) and UKAid. CCD has strong links with DPOs to share resources, coordinate actions, develop common projects, and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. DPOs has increased their capacities awareness about their role, changed their paradigm from being dependent on the community and government to become independent organizations for PwDs, and built each other’s capacity to engage in advocacy activities.

Civil Society Organizations & Networks:

In addition to establishing partnership with DPOs, CCD has coordinated with different civil society networks including ACSFo (Afghan Civil Society Forum), ACBAR (Agency Coordination Body for Afghan Relief), ANCB (Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau), AWN (Afghan Women Network), AWAC (Afghan Women advocacy Coalition), ACBRN (Afghan Community Based Rehabilitation Network) and DSCG (Disability Stakeholders coordination Group) International Campaign for the Ban Landmine (ICBL), Afghan Civil
Society Network (ACSEN) and Civil Society and humans Rights Network (CSHRN).
These relationships allowed CCD to network and cooperate with NGOs at the national and local.

Government and Parliament:

CCD is registered at the Ministry of Economy, Education, MoLSAMD and the Ministry of
Women’s Affairs and works with these Ministries at various levels. CCD is also a founding member of the Disability Stakeholders Coordination Group (DSCG) and member of Advocacy Committee for the Rights of People with Disability (ACPD)

Convention on Cluster Munitions:

CCD was one of the members of the Advocacy Committee for the Rights of Person with disabilities through which was advocating for the ratification of Convention on Cluster Munitions. CCD has been an active member of International Convention to Ban Landmines (ICBL).

Awareness:

CCD provided awareness sessions on the rights of persons with disabilities in the community, authorities and families levels. Awareness raising of general community for inclusion of PwDs in social, political and economic circles of the society is one of the most frequent intervention of CCD. Till 2019, CCD has conducted awareness on PwDs’ rights to more than 80,000 people across Afghanistan, including more than 16,000 youth (men and women).

Socio-economic:

CCD has provided different types of vocational trainings for 1751 persons with disabilities to build their capacity and improve their social lives. About 506 PwDs has been uplifted with provision of jobs as result. CCD has distributed 1675 tailoring machines and trained the women on its work. Furthermore, CCD has built 17 special washrooms for PwDs in different communities, 120 ramps in different areas where needed for PwDs.

Education:

Education is one the basic rights of children with disabilities. CCD has managed to facilitate access to children with disabilities informal and formal schools. CCD’s basic education programs has covered 2316 PwDs from va rious provinces. Special scholarships has been provided to 24 students struggling with financial resources. 106 PwDs has been supported for admission to private education, including 24 others with miscellaneous support.

Sports/recreation and culture:

People with disabilities benefited from sports and culture activities of CCD. 2057 girls and 1749 boys have participated and used the facilities provided in 3806 sports events / programs organized by CCD in different districts.

Disability Rights Watch Afghanistan (DRWA):

CCD has established a network of more than 85 Disable People
Organization (DPOs) throughout 34 provinces of Afghanistan and linked
them in a network of Disability Rights Watch Afghanistan (DRWA) through
the support of British & Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) and UK
Aid. CCD has strong links with DPOs to share resources, coordinate
actions, develop common projects, and advocate for the rights of people
with disabilities. DPOs has increased their capacities awareness about
their role, changed their paradigm from being dependent on the
community and government to become independent organizations for
PwDs, and built each other’s capacity to engage in advocacy activities.

Civil Society Organizations & Networks:

In addition to establishing partnership with DPOs, CCD has coordinated
with different civil society networks including ACSFo (Afghan Civil Society
Forum), ACBAR (Agency Coordination Body for Afghan Relief), ANCB
(Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau), AWN (Afghan Women Network),
AWAC (Afghan Women advocacy Coalition), ACBRN (Afghan Community
Based Rehabilitation Network) and DSCG (Disability Stakeholders
coordination Group) International Campaign for the Ban Landmine (ICBL),
Afghan Civil Society Network (ACSEN) and Civil Society and humans
Rights Network (CSHRN).

Civil Society Organizations & Networks:

In addition to establishing partnership with DPOs, CCD has coordinated
with different civil society networks including ACSFo (Afghan Civil Society
Forum), ACBAR (Agency Coordination Body for Afghan Relief), ANCB
(Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau), AWN (Afghan Women Network),
AWAC (Afghan Women advocacy Coalition), ACBRN (Afghan Community
Based Rehabilitation Network) and DSCG (Disability Stakeholders
coordination Group) International Campaign for the Ban Landmine (ICBL),
Afghan Civil Society Network (ACSEN) and Civil Society and humans
Rights Network (CSHRN).

Government and Parliament:

CCD is registered at the Ministry of Economy, Education, MoLSAMD and
the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and works with these Ministries at
various levels. CCD is also a founding member of the Disability
Stakeholders Coordination Group (DSCG) and member of Advocacy
Committee for the Rights of People with Disability (ACPD).

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:

CCD has been one of the active advocates in the ratification of the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with disability in 2012 by Afghan
government. CCD as a secretariat to DRWA network, holds more than 100
interactive meetings with DPOs and PwDs to identify and advocate for the
non-implementation of UNCRPD and National law accordingly.

National Law on the Rights of the Persons with the Disabalities:

Afghan government passed the Nation Law on the Rights of Persons with
disability. CCD was one of the disability stakeholders that had role in advocacy for enactment of the law Amendment of the Election Law by integrating disability issue in the laws. CCD as a secretariat to DRWA holds more than hundred advocacy initiatives with relevant government authorities for the implementation of NLRPD.

Convention on Cluster Munitions:

CCD was one of the members of the Advocacy Committee for the Rights
of Person with disabilities through which was advocating for the
ratification of Convention on Cluster Munitions. CCD has been an active
member of International Convention to Ban Landmines (ICBL).

Awareness Raising:

CCD provided awareness sessions on the rights of persons with
disabilities in the community, authorities and families levels. Awareness
raising of general community for inclusion of PwDs in social, political and
economic circles of the society is one of the most frequent intervention of
CCD. Till 2019, CCD has conducted awareness on PwDs’ rights to more
than 80,000 people across Afghanistan, including more than 16,000
youth (men and women).

Socio-economic uplift:

CCD has provided different types of vocational trainings for 1751 persons
with disabilities to build their capacity and improve their social lives.
About 506 PwDs has been uplifted with provision of jobs as result. CCD
has distributed 1675 tailoring machines and trained the women on its
work. Furthermore, CCD has built 17 special washrooms for PwDs in
different communities, 120 ramps in different areas where needed for
PwDs.

Education:

Education is one the basic rights of children with disabilities. CCD has
managed to facilitate access to children with disabilities informal and formal schools. CCD’s basic education programs has covered 2316 PwDs from various provinces. Special scholarships has been provided to 24 students struggling with financial resources. 106 PwDs has been
supported for admission to private education, including 24 others with
miscellaneous support.

Sports/recreation and culture:

People with disabilities benefited from sports and culture activities of
CCD. 2057 girls and 1749 boys have participated and used the facilities
provided in 3806 sports events / programs organized by CCD in different
districts.

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