Representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities

  • Prohibit all kind of discrimination on the basis of Disability and guarantee to Persons with Disabilities equal and effective legal protection against stigma and discrimination.
  • To enhance self-reliance, alleviation of poverty, full participation in community and support their family, promote inclusion and hence self esteem.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Long term.

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Progress and support actions that advance inclusive quality education for people with disability with the necessary resources, to put plans and practice: every child has the right to learn from birth. The Ministry will continue to collaborate with other responsible Government Institutions and Educational Development partners in realization of this commitment.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
The Ministry is committed to continue implementing inclusive education through the Education sector Development Plan 2016/17 -2020/21 and The National Strategy for Inclusive Education (2018- 2021).

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Access to financial services
Provision of financial services and loans those are inclusive and equally accessible for people with disabilities;
Provision of assistive devices to enable persons with Disability engages in economic activities.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Long term.

Skills development for decent work
Ensuring foundational skills are attained and vocation specific training, establishment of training schemes, job-matching.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2020/2021.

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

New programmes or services
Provide assistive devices, personal assistance specialized and alternative technology and equipment and adjustments to the work environment.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2020/2021.

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Commit to use the Washington Group questions
Committing to support use of Washington Group Disability Question Sets during the National Population and housing census.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2022/2023.  

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

Ensure the access to age-appropriate information, reproductive and family planning education are recognized, and the means necessary to enable them to exercise these rights are provided.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2022/2023.

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Ensure the protection and safety of Persons with Disabilities in situation of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and the occurrence of natural disaster.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: 2022/2023.

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018
  1. Ensuring legislation, policies and implementation strategies prevent and address violence against women and girls with disabilities – by institutions and individuals;
  2. Support strengthened disability data - generating or supporting others to generate disability disaggregated data in programmes, census, household surveys or administrative systems;
  3. Strengthened CRPD-compliant legislation, Policy and Long-term action plans;
  4. Adopting strategies and programmes that eliminate harmful attitudes and practices towards Persons with Disability.
Theme: Other
Year: 2018