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Month: September 2020

Sign the Petition: For the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Live in the Community

Posted in Accessibility, Announcements, and Disability Support

Every person has the right to live in the community and participate fully and equally in community life. In the context of the right of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to independent living, and the right to be included in the community, the UN Committee on PwDs stated: “2. … All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights, and all life is of equal worth. All persons with disabilities are subjects of rights and…

For the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Live in Communities

Posted in Accessibility, Announcements, Disability Support, and Press Release

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life difficult for all members of the society, and it is well accepted that persons with disabilities are at higher risk to the disease. In his policy brief, entitled “A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19,” the United Nations Secretary General pointed out that the pandemic is deepening inequalities in the society as   the health, social and economic impact on persons with disabilities (PwDs) is disproportionate. The Secretary General also stated that…

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