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#IDPWD: The Thai government has to stand up to its promises!

#WhatsHappeningInThailand #IDWPD ♿ On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we need to push the Thai government to stand up to its promises made during its 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November! Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Thailand face discrimination and barriers to education, employment, the justice system, and healthcare. Learn more about their issues and what the Government needs to do! 🗣

🙅🏽‍♀️ Despite previous promises of the Thai government, people with disabilities are still pushed into low-paying and unskilled jobs - because of discrimination, stereotyping, and lack of facilities enabling them to participate in the workplace. Similarly, some schools even refuse to admit students with disabilities - even though they have the same right to education as everyone else! Especially women with disabilities keep living a struggle within the struggle; they are exposed to sexual abuse within their own communities and families which often fail to report the incidents.

🚨 In November 2021, Thailand went through its 3rd UPR Review where the countries from around the world held the Thai government accountable for its human rights violations and treatment of marginalized communities. There was no hiding anymore!

The Government received 23 recommendations on the rights of Persons with Disabilities, including specific recommendations on access to inclusive education, healthcare, legal reforms to eliminate discrimination against Persons with Disabilities and their access to justice.

#WeAreManushyan - Equal Human Beings!

✊🏼 Join us in our call to the Government to:

  • promptly implement all 22 UPR recommendations it accepted

  • accept the remaining UPR recommendation on access to justice for women with disabilities

✊🏼 Like & Share with your network!

To learn more about the issue, check out our UPR Factsheet on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities here.


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