Capacity-building Workshops on Disability and Human Rights

Chief Investigator:
Paula Campos Pinto ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Start and End of Project:
September 2012 to December de 2012

Instituto Nacional para a Reabilitação, I.P.

Research team:

Researcher Name
Institutional Filiation
Fausto Amaro CAPP/ISCSP
Maria Engrácia Cardim
Diana Teixeira CAPP/ISCSP


ACAPO Associação de Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal
ADFA Associação Portuguesa de Deficientes das Forças Armadas
APECDA Associação de Pais para a Educação de Crianças Deficientes Auditivas
APH Associação Portuguesa de Hemofílicos
FENACERCI Federação Nacional de Cooperativas de Solidariedade Social
FPAS Federação Portuguesa das Associações de Surdos
-- Fundação LIGA



The Capacity-building Workshops on Disability and Human Rights are a continuation of the work done by the DRPI-Portugal project. Three local capacity-building workshops will be held, in Lisbon and the northern and southern regions, in order to further knowledge on the Convention and its monitoring. They will also discuss the pilot study monitoring results with the participants with a view to drafting joint recommendations and identifying priority areas of action for programmes, policies and legislative revisions. Each workshop will be divided into four parts:

  1. Introduction to the Convention and the monitoring methodology
  2. Presentation and discussion of the study results with the participants on the basis of a set of questions prepared in advance by the organisers
  3. Formation of small groups to draft recommendations and identify priority areas of action for programmes, policies and legislation
  4. Report to the main group of working groups' conclusions and final systematisation

This work is aimed to help develop local or national programmes and policies to protect the human rights of people with disabilities.

The project also has an international component placing Portugal in a network of countries actively and responsibly pursuing respect for and exercise of human rights by people with disabilities, thereby materialising Portugal's commitment made on ratifying the convention.