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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Today is INTERNATIONAL DAY for the RIGHTS of DISABLED PERSONS

00 electric wheelchair. disabled. 05.05.15

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Every year since 1992, 5 May has been International Day for the Rights of Disabled People. In 1992, on this day, disabled people from 17 European countries held a Day of Struggle for the Rights of Disabled People, to work to eliminate discrimination against people with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities. In the world, disabled people face barriers to their access to services that many non-disabled people take for granted… education, professional employment, adequate health care, information, and transportation services. On 13 December 2006, the UN adopted one of the first comprehensive human rights agreements in the 21st century… the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention entered into force on 3 May 2008, after 50 states ratified it. This pact aims at ensuring the full participation of disabled people in civil, political, economic, social, and cultural spheres, and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of disability. It states that disabled people should have full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as having effective legal mechanisms to ensure these rights. Amongst the fundamental principles of the Convention are respect for human dignity and independence, individual autonomy (including the freedom to make one’s own choices), involving disabled people in all aspects of society, equality of opportunity, equality between men and women, respect for the abilities of disabled children, and their right to preserve their identities. 158 states signed the Convention and 147 ratified it. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 1 billion people have some form of disability, which is almost 15 percent of the world population. More than 100 million children have disabilities.

5 May 2015

Miloserdie.ru

Official website of the MP Synodal Department of Church Charities and Social Service (OTsBSS)

http://www.miloserdie.ru/articles/segodnya-otmechaetsya-mezhdunarodnyj-den-borby-za-prava-invalidov

Editor:

Russia is a full signatory of the Convention… does it surprise you that the USA isn’t? The “Exceptional” and “House on a Hill” Republican filth blocked it. Thank you, “conservatives!” You refuse to ratify pacts that’d give dignity to individuals, but you’re quick to suck up to your rich paymasters and bosses. It’s why I hate EVERYTHING that Rod Dreher, Victor Potapov, Patrick Reardon, and Paffhausen stand for. They’ll kick helpless people in the face whenever their rich bosses tell them to and droolingly repeat everything that they’re told (aren’t they such LOVELY goodthinkers?). If that isn’t evil of the worst possible sort, I don’t know what it is. Remember… all those who cheer on the Republican Party cheer on vile grasping brutes. That’s the way it is…

BMD

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