Report on People with Disabilities launched

Kathmandu, July 11 : The national report on human rights situation of people with disabilities-2018 has been released here Wednesday. The report has suggested the public offices to manage interpreter for the PWD and make physical infrastructures PWD friendly.

Making public the report, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Anup Raj Sharma, said the government must assist the PWDs with career development and easier livelihood opportunities.

Especially the women and children suffer worse among the PWD, so all sides of the State must pay special attention for their development, he argued.

The report contains suggestions relating to the guarantee of dignified life to PWD, participation of PWD in the policy and decision making, PWD friendly physical infrastructures. Similarly, those with intellectual disability, autism, paralyses, psychosocial disability, multiple disabilities, spinal cord injury, stroke and others should be provided supportive accessories and inclusive education. Door to door education campaign is suggested for the education of such people.

Similarly, the communications and notices to such people should be provided easily. Identity cards, 80 percent discount on the fare of public transport, and allocation of reserve seats must be implemented.

Disabled-friendly delivery ward in the health facility, elimination of domestic violence against the disabled ones, well managed settlement, discount on tax for the enterprise and media house run by PWD, sharing of responsibility among central, provincial and local levels for rehabilitation and development of the PWD are other suggestions of the report.

According to 2011 census, the number of PWD comprises 1.94 percent of the total population in Nepal.(RSS)

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