Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities

By: Haffiya Elyas

Khartoum – The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development,  Mohammed Madani, stressed  on the concern of the State towards People with disabilities by  removing obstacles and challenges facing them with transparency, noting the need to change society’s perception of disabilities and to provide their specific needs, in cooperation and coordination with relevant authorities
He said yesterday in the 10th Forum of the Secretary General of the States  as part of the  of World People’s Day with disabilities under the slogan “Enhancing the participation of people with disabilities and their leadership and taking action on the Agenda for the year 2030
Madani said that the transition period is looking forward to getting people with disabilities out of traditional stereotypes to the highest levels and with the full support of the state Amal Dafahallah, Secretary General of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, confirmed Sudan’s interest in people with disabilities as one of the first signatories and the ratification of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities .
Amal noted that the council is working to translate the agreement into plans and programs and bring it to the ground to develop and enable people with disabilities to take their full rights equally like others without discrimination.
state councilors discussed the concept of social protection for people with disabilities and their inclusion in social protection programs.
The States councils discussed the concept of social protection for persons with disabilities and their inclusion in social protection programs
It is worth noting that International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3 is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since
1992.  The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
The theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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