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Report on regional training for DPO’s and lawyers on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Date: 13/11/2018

Document: Regional training on RPD Act organised in Patna on 28th and 29th April, 2018

The regional training was organised in collaboration with RPS Law College Patna and was
intended to train young lawyers, activists from 6 States of Central and East India and law
students on the newly legislated Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act of 2016. Senior
lawyers and activists delivered the training , detailed the provisions of the Act and shared
important case laws which have positively impacted persons with disabilities in the areas of
Accessibility, Employment, Education etc.

The training programme envisaged that post the training activists and DPOs would be able to
use provisions of the law whilst advocating for their rights and entitlements with government
officials and duty bearers; young lawyers would learn from their senior counterparts and use
the new law to challenge discriminations and; young law students would learn from social
movements of persons with disabilities in rural parts of the targeted states of Central and East
India.

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