Rights of persons with disabilities in Moldovia

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Monitoring of rights of persons with disabilities in Republic of Moldovia

From Handiplanet the May 28, 2015
The holistic report „Monitoring of persons with disabilities in Republic of Moldova” consists of an introduction, six chapters, conclusions and recommendations.

In the introduction there have been presented some aspects regarding the geographic framework of the country and some statistical data regarding disability. The introduction also comprises the meth­odology used in the drafting of the holistic Report.

The holistic report is drafted from the perspective of three basic components: 1) the individual experi­ence of persons with disabilities (there are presented fragments of interviews with 149 persons with disabilities); 2) the legal and normative framework on the analyzed subject; 3) subjects reflected by the monitored mass-media (on the basis of the analysis of the 300 monitored mass-media materials, certain observations are made and some fragments of such materials had been presented).

The first chapter of the holistic report „Participation in social life” reflects the attitudes regarding the respect towards human dignity and discrimination against persons with disabilities. In a separate ar­ticle have been analyzed some aspects regarding the accessibility of persons with disabilities to public spaces, social, economic, cultural infrastructure, etc.

The second chapter „Income safety and support services” present information on the access of persons with disabilities to social benefits, the access to devices and other types of assistance for the needs caused by disabilities. In the same time, there are presented specialized and high-specialized primary social services, designed for persons with disabilities. In this context, reference is made also to some statistical data on the creation and development of social services for persons with disabilities.

The third chapter „Health, habilitation and rehabilitation” expressed the views and opinions of per­sons with disabilities regarding the access to healthcare services, as well as the analysis of cases of discrimination in medical institutions.

The fourth chapter „Access to education” reflects the attitudes of persons with disabilities regarding accessibility of the education system, policies in the field of inclusive education and new regulations regarding the development of education services.

The fifth chapter „Employment” analyzes the access to labor market of persons with disabilities and their discrimination in the workplace.

The sixth chapter „Access to justice” reflects the legal and normative framework regarding the access of persons with disabilities to justice, the role of mass-media in the reflection of subjects regarding legal statute and protection, including the access to justice.


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