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Guinea: Promotion and protection of people with disabilities

After two decades of intense advocacy by the organizations for the protection of persons with disabilities, the issue has become a national priority.


Devdiscourse News Desk 10 Apr 2018, 08:13 PM Guinea
Guinea: Promotion and protection of people with disabilities
  • The first version of the draft Law on the Promotion and Protection of Persons with Disabilities has already been considered. (Image Credit: Flickr)

The Minister of Social Action, Promotion of Women and Children, Germaine Mangue, submitted for second reading consideration of the draft Law on the Promotion and Protection of Persons with Disabilities in the Republic of Guinea. It was during the cabinet meeting last week.

According to the spokesman of the government, because of the legal vacuum that was to protect them specifically, people are victims of several forms of discrimination: exposed to taunts, bias, and stereotypes devaluing, they do not have opportunities to recognize their skills and their creative genius. The image they refer to is that of an impotent, passive social entity committed to aggressive and dehumanizing begging.

Thus, after two decades of intense advocacy by the Department and organizations for the protection of persons with disabilities, the issue of disability has become a national priority.

The Minister recalled that the first version of the draft Law on the Promotion and Protection of Persons with Disabilities has already been considered at first reading by the Interministerial Council subject to the review of the text of the Law in relation to all the articles targeted by the observations made and in relation to the commitments made by our country at the international level through the conventions and treaties regularly ratified.