Interaction with stakeholders on disability and inclusive development

Meena Paudel delivering her presentation about disability and inclusion

Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA) has organized a discussion program with the stakeholders related to disability and inclusive development.  25 participants participated in the discussion program organized by the NDWA on December 5 at Dhulikhel in Kavre.

Participants from different organizations committed to raising their voices for inclusion in political, economic, and social development by ending discrimination against persons with disabilities.

Participants doing group work

They have promised to prioritize education, health policy arrangements, and opportunities for disability inclusion, facilitate legal rights, take initiatives to make safe houses for victims of violence disability-friendly, and facilitate access to justice.

Likewise, representatives from Dhulikhel Municipality added that they will listen to complaints by prioritizing persons with disabilities who come to the municipality with problems and will work for free legal services, consultation, and legal awareness.

The Federation of Non-Governmental Organizations has promised to take initiatives to make people with disabilities participate at the policy level and to take initiatives to make this provision under the NGO Federation Act itself.

In the interaction, Meena Paudel, Vice President of the NDWA, presented the condition of women with disabilities and the need for inclusion. Similarly, General Secretary Dev Kumari Parajuli explained the purpose of the disability-inclusive program.

Participants including representatives of the municipality, police, civil society representatives, and organizations working in the field of persons with disabilities participated in the interaction.