Legislation and advocacy
Since its establishment NOOIS has become an active partner to the representatives of legislative and executive power. In cooperation with them, as well as with independent state authorities, NOOIS has advocated to submit hundreds of draft amendments to a large number of laws, many of which have become part of the legislative regulations and practice. Moreover, NOOIS participates in the preparation of amendments and supplements to the regulations, proposes amendments to the relevant Assembly boards, takes active part in the enactment of new laws, bylaws and strategic documents in work groups for the preparation of various regulations (e.g. the Law on Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Law on Social Welfare and related bylaws, the Law on the Use of the Sign Language in Serbia, Law on Professional Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities, the Law on Movement Using Guide-Dogs, the Strategy for Improving the Position of Persons with Disabilities etc.).
Monitoring the implementation of regulations and cooperation with state institutions and independent bodies
NOOIS continuously monitors the implementation of adopted regulations, takes action before relevant authorities in cases of non-implementation of the provisions of the laws, demands the interpretation of regulations, participates in the work of the Council for Persons with Disabilities within the Ombudsman’s Office, as well as in the Council for Monitoring the Implementation of the Recommendations of UN Human Rights Mechanisms. It is also a member of the Platform of Organizations for Cooperation with UN Human Rights Mechanisms.
Reacting to the violation of human rights and discrimination cases
NOOIS reacts to discriminatory behavior or statements of individuals, addresses the public on such occasions, and files complaints against discrimination cases to the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality and the Ombudsman’s Office.
Publishing and educational activities – publications (publishers and co-publishers):
organizations of persons with disabilities and monitoring the implementation of the Convention at national level
Media activities of NOOIS and activities aimed at informing about the status and rights of persons with disabilities and raising awareness about disabilities
NOOIS is constantly present in the media, both electronic and printed ones. In line with the current events, we publish statements and press releases. Our representatives regularly participate in different professional gatherings. We publish information on NOOIS webpage and in social media. The most important campaigns aimed at raising awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities realized by NOOIS are INTEGRITY and EMPLOYMENT.