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Disabled Persons Policy

Introduction

Disabled people (OKU) are part of the community. Therefore, they have equal rights and opportunities to live a life like other members of society. Rights-based approach (rights-based) and protection should be used to ensure of the interests and well-being of the disabled.

Definition

Handicapped (OKU) is a person with disabilities in terms of long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory when faced with various barriers may not be able to participate fully and effectively in society

Policy Statement

OKU Policy forms the basis of rights equality and opportunities for disabled people to participate fully in society. This also gave importance to the rights of humanity such as glory, honor and freedom to enable them to live independently.

Objective Statement

OKU policy set following four objectives:

1. Provide recognition and acceptance of the principle that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities for full participation in society.

2. Ensure that disabled people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and equal access under the law of the country.

3. Eliminate discrimination against any person by reason of incapacity, and.

4. Educate and raise public awareness about the rights of disabled people.

Strategy

Strategies under the OKU policy are divided into 15 areas as follows:

1. Advocacy

  • • Raising awareness and positive attitudes towards disabled people in the community through an effective program

2. Accessibility

  • • Ensure the provision of barrier-free environment (barrier-free), including those in and out of buildings, workplaces, neighborhoods and public spaces.
  • • Improve the provision of disabled-friendly public transport facilities
  • • Encourage the provision of and access to information and communication technology (ICT).

3. Health

  • • Improve health services including prevention, detection and early intervention (primary care) and
  • • Improve the quality of medical services for the disabled (secondary and tertiary care)

4. Recovery

  • • Improve the effectiveness and broaden existing programs for disabled rehabilitation.
  • • Creating a new rehabilitation program for disabled people in line with current developments.

5. Education

  • • Improve disabled access to education at all levels, including lifelong learning.

6. Employment

  • • Open up more job opportunities and encourage employment of disabled people in all sectors of employment.
  • • Encourage disabled people to self-employed and self-reliance.

7. Personal Safety and Social Protection

  • • Protecting the disabled from all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse.
  • • Strengthening the services and facilities for the disabled are eligible and needy.

8. Support Services

  • • Strengthening mechanisms of support services appropriate to the needs of disabled people.
  • • Encourage the production and sale of affordable artificial and support devices for disabled people.

9. Social

  • • Improving and promoting the participation of disabled people in social activities.

10. Human Resource Development

  1. Develop the capacity and provide sufficient trained manpower as well as providing services to the disabled person.
  2. Develop the ability of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) representing the OKU interests .
  3. Increase the participation of disabled people in planning and decision-making process.

11. Community involvement

  1. Encourage the involvement volunteers in OKU program development.
  2. Establish and strengthen networks in collaboration among multisector and multidisciplinary .
  3. Encourage private sector involvement in corporate social responsibility.

12. Research and Development

  1. Encourage research and development of disabled and disseminate research findings for improvement actions.
  2. Strengthening coordination mechanisms of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs for disabled individuals.

13. Housing

  1. Promote universal design in the construction of the house and surrounding areas.
  2. Provide opportunities for the disabled to own a home.

14.OKU children

Prioritize the best interests (best interest) for children with disabilities in all programs of development, advancement and empowerment of people with disabilities

15. OKU women

Prioritize the best interests (best interest) for women with disabilities in all programs of development, advancement and empowerment of people with disabilities

Ending

The Government is very concerned about the disabled and the drafting of this policy is the Government's commitment to ensuring that disabled people receive equal rights and opportunities for full participation in society. However, the implementation of an integrated collaborative disabilities need of all parties and the involvement of various ministries, departments and agencies as well as non-governmental organizations, academics, physicians, social workers, volunteers and the public.

Ministry of Women, Family and Community

Kuala Lumpur.

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