September 21, 2017

Govt pledges to promote rights of persons with disabilities

Union Minister Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin visits booth opened to mark The International Day of Persons with Disabilities for 2015.
Union Minister Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin visits booth opened to mark The International Day of Persons with Disabilities for 2015.

 

The government has committed to promoting  rights and capabilities of the persons with disabilities in the country by assisting them in their role in socio-economic affairs.
The Right of Persons with Disabilities Law was enacted by the parliament on 5 June, last year with the aim of assisting all the persons with disabilities in order to participate in
politic, social, education, health, economic, cultural and civil affairs, said Daw
Myat Myat Ohn Khin, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement at a celebration to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities for 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw on 3 December.
According to the country’s 2014 census, the number of persons with disabilities reached more than 2.3 million, making up about 4.6 percent of the country’s total population.
Myanmar signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities-UNCRPD  on 7 December, 2011.
The SWRR Ministry has upgraded eight schools for the persons with disabilities to model ones and funded K 57.723 million to 10 homes for the deaf and blind in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

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