A National Action Plan For Disabilities 2018-2022

12 Dec 2018
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Sumary

The aim of this document is to support Liberia in the realization of a National Action Plan (NAP) on Persons with Disabilities to align goals and affirm its commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons living with Disability (CRPD). A comprehensive three-year study on the conditions and rights of persons with disabilities in Liberia was conducted to investigate how multidimensional poverty affects wellbeing among individuals with disabilities and their families in Liberia and to examine the effects that existing policies have on the lives of persons with disabilities.

Highlights

  • Globally, more than one billion persons - approximately 15% of the world’s population, live with some form of disability.
  • Women and children with disabilities and other persons of concern often experience multiple forms of discrimination, increasing their vulnerabilities and reducing opportunities to exercise their rights to political, social and economic inclusion.
  • All individuals with disabilities are considered marginalised within Liberian society, and in need of greater supports and protection.
  • Additional vulnerabilities are experienced on the basis of both gender and disability, with multidimensional discrimination placing women and girls in a significantly worse position than their male peers.

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