People with Disabilities Still Face Barriers to Accessing Their Rights!
#WhatsHappeningInThailand ♿ Thai Persons with Disabilities (PWD) face discrimination and barriers to education, employment, the justice system, and the healthcare system. Learn more about our factsheet on #DisabilityRights in Thailand and help us tell the truth to the world! 🗣
🙅🏽♀️ Despite the promises of the Thai government, people with disabilities are still pushed into low-paying and unskillful 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! The situation has even worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic as people with disabilities were excluded from the general pandemic response.
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 such cases, access to remedy is hard to reach because of the long, costly, and culturally inappropriate legal procedures.
📍 In November 2021, Thailand will undergo its 3rd Universal Period Review (UPR) — a comprehensive review of its human rights record where it will be held accountable for its human rights violations in front of delegations from the whole world. Each UN Member State, individual country, can make recommendations to Thailand to improve the human rights situation on the ground. The Thai government will accept or note those.
During the second UPR Cycle, Thailand received and accepted 9 recommendations on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but did little to implement them… The Government must live up to its promises!
✊🏽 To support the initiative, Manushya Foundation and the Association to Empower the Potential of Women with Disabilities have prepared the UPR Factsheet on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Thailand, which details 5 challenges faced by Persons with Disabilities in Thailand, including gender and COVID-19 perspective. #VoicesOfThailand
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👉🏼 Learn more and Access the UPR Advocacy Factsheet on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Thailand here.
👉🏼 Access all the UPR Advocacy Factsheets on #WhatsHappeningInThailand here.
👉🏼 Learn more about the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) here.
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