About the Campaing

Description

#InclusiveBelarus is the United Nations Belarus’ regional campaign in Belarus aimed at reaching Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. The campaign is meant to bring together representatives of international organizations, governmental, private and civil sectors, as well as vulnerable groups on the way to a society of inclusion and equal opportunities for all.

Goals of the campaign

Raise awareness about discrimination, barriers and inequality;

Fight stigma and stereotypes about vulnerable groups;

Provide a platform for a dialogue to the most vulnerable groups of population on the issues of equal opportunities and active participation of all people in social, economic and political life.

Facilitators

UN Agencies:

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Department for Public Information (UN DPI)

Key Governmental partners include:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs
  • Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Information
  • Ministry of labor and social protection
  • Ministry of Health
  • Minsk City Administration
  • Oblast and City Executive Committees
Key national NGO partners include:
  • Belarusian Society of People with Disabilities
  • Office for the Rights of People with Disabilities
  • Republican Association of Wheelchair Users
  • Belarusian Association of Assistance to the Children and Young People with Disabilities
  • NGO Otkrovenie
  • Belarusian Society of the People with Sight Disability
  • Belarusian Helsinki Committee

  • Belarusian Association of Journalists
  • Human Libraries
  • Gender Perspectives
  • Positive Movement
  • Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs
  • Belarusian Movement of Medical Workers Refugee Counselling Service
  • Belarusian Red Cross Society

Agenda

Exhibitions

Belarus #WithRefugees: UNHCR 20 years street exhibition What it is like to be a refugee and what it is like to stand with refugees – the UN Refugee Agency tells the stories of displaced people who had to leave everything behind in search of safer future in Belarus.
AccessAbility exhibition (UNFPA) Based on the personal stories of people living in Sweden and Belarus, speaking about their dreams and hopes the exhibition is meant to initiate conversations and strengthen cooperation on accessibility and disability policies.
I am a Migrant exhibition (IOM) Through displaying personal stories of migrants living in Belarus, the exhibition aims to challenge anti-migrants stereotypes and celebrate their contribution to the society.
Exhibition of drawings by victims of human trafficking This exhibition consists of a series of drawings made by victims of human trafficking, both children and adults, who received reintegration assistance at IOM’s Rehabilitation Centre.
Bridge to the Future photo exhibition (UNAIDS and NGO “Positive Movement”) The heroes of the exhibition tell their stories to demonstrate how drug consumption can be an issue that concerns everyone and why drug abuse is a disease.
Mission Father photo exhibition (UNFPA)

Inclusive concerts

Inclusive concerts with participation of international artists, Belarusian celebrities, representatives of vulnerable groups, the Government of Belarus, NGOs, etc.

Human Libraries

Human Libraries (UN Agencies and NGO “Human Libraries”) "People-books" tell their life stories, when visitors act as readers and organizers are the librarians.

Human Dignity, Equality and Justice film festival

Human Dignity, Equality and Justice film festival UN Agencies, European Union and Embassies accredited in Belarus. The Festival programme includes a number of films that reflect one various aspects of human rights, such as the rights of children, women, people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.


“Apple Route”

Safety itinerary Safety Route to inform youth about HIV-prevention

Hearings

Hearings of the Youth Parliament on the issues of inclusion and Youth Debates on Sustainable Development Goals (UNICEF)

IT workshop

IT workshop on social media promotion of products made by people with disabilities (craftsmen or enterprises/companies) by IT-company “Web-Mir”

Mini Cup in blind table tennis

UNDP gave an opportunity to everyone interested to take part in a mini Cup in blind table tennis. One of the exclusive features of blind table tennis is that during the game all players put thick bandages on the their eyes and therefore have to react to the sound of the bouncing ball. The game itself resembles a combination of the classical table tennis and air hockey. The opponents of the exhibition visitors were professional tennis players with impaired vision, who demonstrated outstanding skills in this inclusive game that is rapidly gaining popularity.

The competition in blind table tennis has been organised in partnership with public association "Belarusian Society of the Visually Impaired".

Web-application Destandable

A unique mobile and web application Destandable (interpretation software that uses sign language) has been launched as a part of UNDP’s information campaign “#Inclusive Belarus”. The application will help remove barriers for people who find it difficult to communicate verbally. The developers of this software are five students from Belarusian State University who earlier participated in Hackathon Imaguru. The project is supported by UNDP in Belarus.

You have a chance to meet the team of developers during the activities of the “#Inclusive Belarus” campaign. “#Inclusive Belarus” is in Gomel on November 30, in Mogilev on December 2, in Vitebsk on December 6 and in Minsk on December 9.

Training session «Inclusion or illusion»

UNDP's partner youth public association "Otkrovenie" introduced a training session titled "Inclusion or illusion" which is aimed at breaking down the barriers for the active involvement of people with disabilities in society. The workshop is a part of a course in leadership for young people with disabilities "Leadership with no limitations" that was designed by Natalia Byakova and Natalia Susko, who are themselves physically challenged young women. The session is educational and introduces “inclusion” as harmonious interaction of all people in society. The participants study the concepts of "inclusion" and "integration" and their difference in meaning. The discussion has been particularly heated around the idea that in order to become inclusive society should focus on individual interpretations of "inclusion". The exhibition stand of youth public association "Otkrovenie" displays numerous art works that demonstrate an impressive creative potential of people with disabilities.

Women Leadership School

Women Leadership School focuses on the topics of impact of gender on leadership, building a career and corporate culture in organizations and is aimed at incentivizing women to develop leadership skills and making sure that more of them are willing to apply for leading positions. Participants of the seminar placed emphasis on the fact that professionalism and high level of education of Belarusian women is an important prerequisite for successful career management. It has also been pointed out that in order to achieve career success among women, first and foremost, it is necessary to radically change the negative perception of women's professional ambitions in society.

Women Leadership School is organized with the participation of "Belarusian Women's Union" and Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Training sessions are being held in all cities during #InclusiveBelarus campaign.

Webinar «Education for Sustainable Development

The main goal of the webinar organized by the association "Education for sustainable development" is to help young people understand the intricacies of interaction with different people, as well as to tell them how we can join efforts to achieve Goal 10 (reduced inequalities). Participants of the seminar discussed the future of inclusive education, as well as the prospects of enhancing inclusive potential of the region.

Regional media press club meetings "Barrier-free environment: the perspective of the media”

At the meetings the representatives of regional media outlets discuss the role of modern mass media in creating a barrier-free environment and inclusive society where no one is left behind. The meetings of the press club take place in Homiel, Mahilieu and Viciebsk.
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Regions

HRODNIENSKAYA VOBLASC

BRESCKAYA VOBLASC

homielskaya voblasc

MAHILIOUSKAYA VOBLASC

VICIEBSKAYA VOBLASC

MINSKAYA VOBLASC

Photos

UN Agencies SDGs exhibition

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UN Day concert

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Tree planting ceremony in Lošicky park: UN Day and the launch of the #InclusiveBelarus campaign

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