Elvira Bešlija

 

 


 

Mrs. Elvira Bešlija, born in 1953 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Sarajevo in 1982. She is one of the founders of the Association for Paraplegics where she works as Secretary General since 1980. Mrs. Bešlija, is editor in chief of the journal Paraplegia and Us and former director of the paraplegics` sports games in BiH. Also, she is the President of the Council for the Persons with Disabilities in BiH and the President of the Union of the Organizations for the Persons with Disabilities in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH). Mrs. Bešlija is actively engaged in the field of the rights of the persons with disabilities as a legal consultant, coordinator and trainer, as well as an author, co-author and editor of numerous publications in BiH.




Customize your search:

E.g., 2016-12-10
E.g., 2016-12-10
E.g., 2016-12-10
Sep 12th 2016

Persons with disabilities are frequently marginalized in society and face numerous challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. In the past such challenges were seen as an unavoidable consequence of their impairments. More recently, the introduction of a human rights-based model of disability has contributed to a shift in perceptions and attitudes. Viewing disability from a human rights standpoint implicates a change in the way States and all sectors of society consider persons with disabilities: no longer as recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights. This free and open to all MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively approach disability from a human rights perspective. Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and national level, it offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of historical developments, main standards, key issues, and current challenges in this area of human rights protection.

Average: 4 (1 vote)