MyRight´s report states that the progress of recent decades has not reached persons with disabilities. They continue to lag behind in socio-economic measurements of prosperity, health status and the opportunity for participation in society.
Some results from the report:
- · Girls and young women with disabilities suffer from gender based violence to an extent ten times greater than girls and young women without any disabilities.
- · One in three children with disabilities does not attend primary school.
- · The Covid19 pandemic has affected persons with disabilities disproportionately. They also risk being hit particularly hard by the long-term consequences.
- · The Agenda and the Global Goals have contributed to a clearer focus on rights.
- · The big challenge is mobilisation of resources. States and development actors need to allocate more funds to reach and include persons with disabilities if the Global Goals are to be achieved.
Persons with disabilities are still among the most marginalised and are subject to widespread discrimination at all levels of society.
“It is high time that all agencies in international development cooperation evaluate their efforts and make sure to incorporate a disability perspective in their future work, Göran Alfredsson Chairperson of MyRight writes in the report.
In order to take seriously the injustices and widespread discrimination that persons with disabilities face, strong efforts are needed. A change is possible and there are good examples to be inspired by. MyRight´s report contains a review of the global situation as well as good examples and recommendations.
MyRight is the Swedish Disability Movement´s organisation for international development cooperation. We strengthen disability organisations around the world, promoting inclusion and participation. We break the isolation, change attitudes and fight poverty.
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