Essay On Persons With Disability

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Human Rights are universal, and civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights belong to all human beings, including differently abled persons. Differently abled persons are entitled to the realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms on equal terms with others in society, without discrimination of any kind. They also enjoy certain human right specifically linked to their status.
Unfortunately, persons with disabilities are routinely subjected to all forms of discrimination, denial, and deprivation of rights with the result that they are often marginalized and excluded and are made to live in a state of relative invisibility, disempowerment and disarticulation. The world is home to over 600 million people with
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 The human right to economic and social security, and to an adequate standard of living.
 The human right to be treated with dignity and respect.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
This convention recognizes persons with disabilities as subjects having human rights and fundamental freedoms and not as objects needing mere medical care and social protection. It further spells out that disability is an evolving concept and that persons with disabilities are a part of human diversity and humanity. Disability, according to this international treaty results from interaction of impairments with barriers which prevents one’s participation in society on an equal basis with others.
Article 3 of the said convention envisages general principles which include:
(a) Respect for dignity, autonomy, freedom to make one’s own choices, and independence of persons
(b) Non-discrimination
(c) Full in effective inclusion and participation in society
(d) Respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and

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