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Rights-based approach project for social inclusion of persons with disabilities at Cape Verde, Africa
Priscila Neves-Silva
Master Degree, PhD Student at René-Rachou Research Center, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation at Minas Gerais and coordinator of Handicap International projects at Cape Verde, Africa, from 2009 to 2011.

Article ID: 100016D05PN2016

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1715, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Brasil, 30190-002

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Neves-Silva P. Rights-based approach project for social inclusion of persons with disabilities at Cape Verde, Africa. Edorium J Disabil Rehabil 2016;2:96–104.

Aims: The objective of this article is to present a social-development project implemented in Cape Verde, Africa, which used a rightsbased approach methodology based on the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) to promote inclusion of persons with disability (PWD) in the country.
Methods: It was used the right based approach methodology which recognizes human rights as a primary goal and it is used to make human right a reality, especially for vulnerable and marginalized groups. Right holders and duty bearers were recognized, and all phases of the project were constructed in a participatory approach.
Results: As a result we can see that this project fortified civil society participation in decision making process, society was aware of PWD's rights and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was ratified.
Conclusion: In this way, if social-development projects for the inclusion of PWD use rights-based approach as methodology and CRPD as framework, they could help CRPD to get implemented, spreading, thus, human rights principles throughout the society and fortifying the social model of disability.

Keywords: Human Rights, Public Policies, Persons with disability

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Author Contributions:
Priscila Neves-Silva – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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About The Author

Priscila Neves-Silva is a PhD student at Rene Rachou Research Center, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil. Her research interests include human rights, disability, sanitation and health promotion.