Many of DRW’s participants, disabled migrants, have more difficulties in getting the daily life to function due to Covid 19. This is due to many things but mainly to inaccessible housing, the lack of social benefits and a lacking social network. Many of these people live in socio-economically marginalised areas and have difficulty leaving their homes leaving them isolated.
This short impact report offers a glimpse of the work carried out by DRW from September 2017 until June 2020. A goal has been to keep the report short so detail is limited but still given so that the reader can gain a good understanding of the project at hand. The purpose of this document is to be able to spread information on DRW with a hope to find funding for a future national knowledge and support center for disabled migrants.
(Svenska) The COVID-19 pandemic is indeed particularly harmful to those who are most vulnerable from a health point of view. Social isolation measures, the risk of infection for bothcare professionals and personswith disabilities,together withthe limited availability of protective material create additional challenges.
Corona – Covid 19 is a world pandemic and crisis for all countries. This both as the healthcare systems are overloaded and people are dying. We are also in a world economic crisis to which we do not see the end nor grasp the results.
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(Svenska) Den 3 juni åkte Julius Ntobuah och Jamie Bolling från DRW i Farsta till Uppsala för att träffa Ann Liljemark och Johan Mälson som jobbar som vägledare på Infoteket om funktionshinder i Uppsala
Disabled Refugees Welcome project participated in the Järvaveckan for the first time from the 12th of June until the 16th of June. Järvaveckan is about reducing the distance between people and elected representatives. The living hub of Järvaveckan is a great meeting place for community engagement.
First of all, I would like to say it is my pleasure to present Disabled Refugees Welcome for the distinguished guests to the DRW tent. I would like to extend my special thanks to Disabled Refugees Welcome (DRW) project’s leader Jamie Bolling for giving me the opportunity to attend Järvaveckan; thank you! My friends, colleagues … Continue reading Sisay Game Beyene conveys his experience at Järvaveckan
(Svenska) Den 24 – 27 juni var det dags! Rahel Abebaw Aftanu med Jamie Bolling tog emot 5 kvinnor för en tre dagars Workshop. På programmet var: Hur empowered är vi? Vad kan vi om kvinnorättigheter? Vad är peer support?
My name is Brooke Antol, and I am about to begin my last academic year at North Carolina State University, where I am studying Political Science with the goal of attending law school after graduation. I chose to come to Sweden for the summer because I was eager to learn about Swedish and Scandinavian culture.
(Svenska) Den 2 maj träffade projektet Disabled Refugees Welcome (DRW) SFI kursen i Rinkeby för personer med synskada.
(Svenska) DRW höll ett referensgruppsmöte den 24 maj för en genomgång och feedback på den informationshandbok som projektet skriver.
(Svenska) DRW har börjat sprida sina observationer om situationen för migranter med normbrytande funktionalitet. Föredragningar och diskussioner har gjorts med Nationellt kunskapscenter för dövblindfrågor, NKCDB, och Forum idéburna organisationer med social inriktning.
My name is Margaret Muru and I am in my last term as a student in Campus Nyköping where I am studying to become an integration pedagog. The last 5 weeks I had my LIA intern period where i was lucky to have a chance to work and practice with Independent living institute (ILI).
Julius Ntobuah from DRW met with representatives from Huddinge and Salem municipalities and with the organisation Hela Människan in Botkyrka, the Swedish church in Huddinge as well as with other organisations.