Promoting Rights of People with Disabilities in Indonesia (UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UNPRPD) - Phase II

The Project aims to have advanced policies adopted on rights of people with disabilities promoted through stronger disability institutions and improved disability data collection.

Project background

In 2011, six UN agencies (ILO, WHO, UNDP, OHCHR, UNICEF and UN DESA) established the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) – a multi-donor trust fund (MDTF) to support collaboration between UN agencies in country-level programmes to promote the rights and opportunities for persons with disabilities. The goal of the UNPRPD is to develop the capacities of national stakeholders, particularly governments and organizations of persons with disabilities, for the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

One of the first implementing countries of the UNPRPD is Indonesia.
Although there has lately been increased attention on disability rights by the Indonesian government, with as a highlight the ratification of the UNCPRD in November 2011, there is still a strong need for increased awareness of rights of persons with disabilities, as well as strengthened disability architecture. Therefore, this project will focus on creating capable and inclusive institutions, and supporting the Statistics Indonesia for strengthened data collection concerning disability.

In Indonesia the project will be jointly implemented between the ILO, WHO, UNESCO and UNFPA.

Project strategy

For more effective and focused policy advice and support to the Government in promoting rights of people with disabilities, there need to be stronger disability institutions and improved data collection and availability. To support the Government and the DPOs, all implementing agencies will be part of the activities, and will also contribute to promoting disability rights within their mandates.

I. Capacity development of DPOs and Government agencies (Implementing agencies: ILO and UNESCO)

ILO and UNESCO will conduct consultations and technical and functional capacity building of the DPOs, and government officials. Support will be given through series of trainings for DPOs and government officials at the national and provincial level, including Greater Jakarta, Yogyakarta, West Java, and East Java. Workshops will be conducted on raising awareness on UNCRPD,with focus on inclusive education, right to employment and work, and right to participation. The thematic areas of the capacity building in the form of trainings include financial education and budgeting; reporting, and monitoring and evaluation; communication, negotiation and presentation, advocacy, leadership and civic participation.

II. Capacity development for disability data collection (Implementing agencies: WHO and UNFPA)

Development and improvement of disability data and statistics is key for effective policy making. To benefit policy-making, planning and budgeting, the project will support BPS to will build capacity for disability data collection. Current Indonesian methodologies on disability survey will be reviewed, and a standardized international methodology will developed with BPS. Support will be provided in the form of workshops - on amongst others national disability data collection methodology - and field tests.

In addition, a qualitative study addressing especially women with disabilities and violence against women will be conducted.

Key partners

  • Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration\
  • Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas)
  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • Ministry of Health
  • BPS - Statistics Indonesia
  • Disabled People's Organizations (DPOs)