People with disabilities

disabilities Program

A long period of internal strife has hampered the country's economic and social development to a great extent. Persons with Disabilities (PwD) It has been disproportionately affected by the conflict, violence and economic hardship affecting Iraq. Persons with disabilities face multiple barriers and intersecting in front of their meaningful community participation in Iraq. The Government of Iraq, the United Nations and NGOs have realized and civil society have made efforts to address the multiple and intersecting barriers faced by persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, it hindered These efforts are largely due to a lack of resources, insufficient institutional will, and the predominant use of the philanthropic model, rather than Rights-based approach, to the inclusion and generalization of disability. Uses the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – ratified by Iraq in 2013 – A human rights approach to disability, referring to persons with disabilities as including “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disabilities Interaction with various barriers may impede their full and effective participation equal in society