Persons with Disabilities

Joshua: Message from an Indigenous Person with Disability from Myanmar

My name is Joshua, a post-polio person with disabilities. I belong Chin tribe and I am presently living in Kale district of Hakhalay Village (Myanmar) and Chin State is where the second highest rate of Persons with disabilities are seen among all the States in Myanmar. I want to address the discrimination of the indigenous persons with disabilities in Myanmar.

Khadga Magar: Message from an Indigenous Person with Disability from Nepal

My name is Khadga Bahadur Magar. I am from Ramechhap district and I am the President of Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association (NIDA).
The major issues of persons with disabilities includes their meaningful participation and decisive roles in the decision-making processes in relevant areas. The participation and representation of persons with disability in decision making processes is necessary to ensure their rights.

Pratima Gurung: Message from an Indigenous Woman with Disability from Nepal

Pratima Gurung has been strong in advocating for the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities, not only in Nepal but also across the world. On the occasion of the international disability day, she calls for more attention and recognition to the role and contribution of indigenous persons with disabilities, particularly indigenous women.

EMRIP10: AIPP Submission to EMRIP Study on good practices and challenges in business and access to financial services, in particular indigenous women and persons with disabilities

Submission ofAsia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)ForStudy on good practices and challenges, including discrimination, in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples, in particular indigenous women and persons with disabilitiesFor10th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A. Introduction Indigenous peoples make up 5 percent of the world’s population but …

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