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ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025: Mainstreaming the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The ASEAN Enabling Masterplan 2025 seeks to complement and concretise the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 in mainstreaming the rights of persons with disabilities across all three pillars of the ASEAN Community, and fosters Member States’ commitment towards an inclusive community. It is guided by the underlying principles that for...

Promoting rights of people with disabilities in ASEAN

ASEAN needs to be consistent as a human rights friendly community, given its vision to be “a concert of Southeast Asian nations, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies.” Hafid Abbas, Jakarta | Opinion | Thu, December 10 2015, 4:33 PM It is a...

House snubs disabled persons in bill drafting: Coalition

The National Coalition of People with Disabilities has called on the House of Representatives to revise the current draft of a bill on disabled persons before deliberations start in June, arguing that the bill limits disabled persons’ rights as citizens. Haeril Halim, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | National | Mon,...

The Sexual Abuse of Deaf Women: a Human Rights Scandal

Imagine living in a home that is also, strangely, a foreign country, where you can neither fully understand what is going on, let alone be understood. Now imagine your life was like that 24 hours a day—every single day. This is the plight of women like Anica and Diane,*...

Educational inequality in Thailand: Time running out for promised junta reforms

As another school year comes to a close, Thailand seems no closer to solving the problems that have plagued the country’s education system for years. This is despite the ambitions of Prayuth Chan-ocha and the NCPO’s to implement reforms on all of the country’s social institutions. By Saksith Saiyasombut &...

Mandate Meets Strategy: AICHR’s TOR and the Incheon Strategy

This emerging consensus on protecting, promoting and fulfilling rights of persons with disabilities is further captured in Southeast Asia’s endorsement of the Asia Pacific’s Incheon Strategy to Make the Right Real. Oleh: Kyle Lemargie The terms of reference for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) are undergoing a scheduled...

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that persons with disabilities have their own value that we should respect. He called on the community to give a helping hand and protect the legitimate rights of the disabled. Last update 09:27 | 04/12/2014 Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

We believe that more can, and should, be done to remove physical barriers, but we also need to tackle the mental barriers against hiring PWDs. December 3rd, 2014 | by The Independent The International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2014 will focus on the role of technology in three key...

A Malaysian Guide to guide dogs

Education is the key way to getting seeing-eye, or guide dogs socially accepted as an aid to blind Malaysians, said Bar Council Human Rights Committee member Mohammad Faizal Che Yusof. Published: Wednesday October 1, 2014 MYT 7:17:00 AM Updated: Wednesday October 1, 2014 MYT 7:49:39 AM by tan yi liang EXCLUSIVE PETALING JAYA: Education...

Foundation to launch first job-coaching service for disabled people

A job-coaching service will be provided for disabled people at MCC Hall on September 21, according to Shwe Minn Thar Foundation. Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 19:06 A job-coaching service will be provided for disabled people at MCC Hall on September 21, according to Shwe Minn Thar Foundation. Local disabled organisations...