A National Disability Week kicked off on Friday with a focus on the intersection of gender and disability. It will take place from November 26 to December 3
The week was launched in Kigali ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, scheduled for December 3.
The day will be marked under the theme “Leadership and participation of people with disabilities towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world”. The celebration will take place in Rubavu district nationally on December 3.
Emmanuel Ndayisaba, executive secretary of the National Council of People with Disabilities (CNPD), congratulated the government for its support for women with disabilities and other projects.
“We are delighted with the renewal of the policy for preventing and combating violence against women with disabilities this year. This is a big step because women with disabilities face a lot of violence and abuse, ”he said.
He stressed that for the development of women with disabilities to be possible, it is necessary to involve different stakeholders to focus on sensitizing different institutions to include people with disabilities, especially women, in national programs and also encourage women to be bold and use the opportunities offered. for them.
He further stressed that they would establish a system to count and know all women with disabilities, so that they have access to government health care programs put in place for vulnerable families.
“By the end of December, we will launch a system to identify all people with disabilities and those who would like to help them know where to find them,” he added.