The ILO-Irish Aid Partnership Programme funded projects that focused on the specific needs of people with disabilities. The technical cooperation project Promoting Rights and Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Employment through Legislation, or PROPEL, worked to promote disability rights and the inclusion of persons with disabilities in training and employment on the basis of the experiences drawn from previous phases of the Partnership Programme. Earlier phases of the partnership have successfully contributed to employment related disability rights legislations and the piloting of disability inclusion in programmes and services relating to employment, skills training, entrepreneurship development and access to micro-finance. PROPEL operated in selected countries of East and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
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