Notes for the preamble
- Commitment to implement standard rules and outcome.
- Access to places of worship.
- Removal of discriminatory laws and regulations e.g. right to open bank account and insurance coverage.
The following need to be included in some way:
- Protection of people with disabilities, especially children caught up in conflicts and emergencies.
- The need to add ‘volunteers’ as an element and list its contents.
- ‘Personal assistance’ [not ‘Care giver’] including sign language interpreters.
- Clear definitions of independent living, self determination and freedom of choice – from the perspective of the low income countries.
Elements and their contents
- Independent living.
- Home working.
- Sexual and reproductive rights.
- Land and inheritance rights.
- Protection of disabled children.
- Financial support for legal advice.
- Enforcement of laws.
- Protection from negative cultural beliefs.
Culture and Religion
- Participation in cultural and religious activities.
- Society’s attitudes to disability.
- Religious attitudes to disability.
- Resources and support from cultural and religious groups.
- Using religious and cultural activities to remove stigma.
Sports and leisure [social activities]
- Integrating young people and adults into mainstream provision.
- Physical activity for people with disabilities.
- Parallel sports activities for people with disabilities.
- Promotion of sports as a therapeutic measure.
- Inclusion in public and family social gatherings.
- Access to recreation facilities e.g. cinema.
Relationships, marriage and family
- Marriage and family.
- Sex education and HIV/AIDS preventive education.
- Sex reproduction and health issues.
- Peer counselling among married and non-married people with disabilities.
- Support for single mothers and mothers neglected and deserted by husbands after the birth of a disabled child, or after a mother acquires disability.
- Counselling and capacity building for women with disabilities.
- Awareness with religious communities on disability and relationships / marriage / sexual relations between people with disabilities and between a person with a disability and a non-disabled person.
- Compensation in cases of divorce or separation.
- Trauma and psycho social counselling.
- Daily living skills.
- Protection of the young, older people, and those with severe communication impairments from exploitation and abuse.
- Persons with disabilities using the programmes have a decisive influence.
- Interpretation services.
- Access to information.
- Training – supervised / provided by people with disabilities.
Vision Center of the Disabled Kenya has experience and knowledge in the field of work, we have improved the performance of our management structures, have a highly effective team to help achieve the goals we have set. We are going to put a strong unit and build our organization, equip our team with knowledge to create jobs and find solutions for themselves.