Ghana Project Info Session Wed Mar 28 noon G 511

In January 2013 the Ghana Project will work in Ghana’s impoverished north on the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. We will focus on the implementation of a new Mental Health Bill and community strategizing around Ghana’s recent ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The work will address a range of development and human rights issues, such as access to health care, inclusive education, and a livelihood, the right to live with dignity in local communities, and the rights to vote and participate in policy formation.  Specific clinical activities include legal research and analysis; drafting regulations; strategy mapping; documenting human rights violations; community-based research; and conducting grassroots education workshops, town meetings, and policy briefings.  To apply send a 1 page CV and 2 page statement of interest to Professor Lucie White (lwhite@law) and Ellen Keng (ekeng@law). Applications due o  n March 30.  An Information Session will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at noon in Griswold 511.