In a three day training held in Kigali on the human rights and the rights of persons with disabilities organized by the National Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda, NUDOR, on the human rights and the rights of persons with disabilities under the project “Promotion of anti-discrimination practices for persons with disabilities in Rwanda”, some participants accused the government institutions for not including persons with disabilities issues while planning that results in not respecting their rights as other people without disabilities.
NTEZIRYAYO Jean Pierre, a master trainer in National Early Childhood Development Program, NECDP questioned about the planning of the Government institutions that do not include persons with disabilities’ issues and result in not respecting their rights. He gave an example of the ministry of education that plans for different educational programs including one laptop per child, thousands and thousands of teachers and materials, but when it comes to persons with disabilities the simple answer is “there is no budget”. He told participants that he can not understand that why among thousands and thousands of laptops provided to children do not include at least few number of the special laptops that can facilitate children with disabilities for their education. Furthermore, He questioned why over millions and millions are planned to be used in education, but when you ask for special papers for braille the response is that there is no budget for simple materials like these papers while all other materials are provided.
This is the simple example in education but other sectors also have the same challenges including infrastructure, employment and many more that result in not respecting the rights of persons with disabilities.
Mr. Murema Jean, a NUDOR legal adviser who is training them told participants that ideas are being collected including their owns to be transferd to the “Law Reform commission” to be put into legal policies and later follow up for implementation.
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