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Oct 5, 2016

Press Release: National Human Rights Summit of Persons with Disabilities on December, 2016

National Federation of the Disabled Nepal is the pioneer national level cross-disability civil society network, working for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. This is the umbrella body of all types of persons with disabilities that represents 336 member organizations (DPOs and organizations of service providers) throughout the country. NFDN works in collaborative ways with various partners and its member DPOs in disability rights promotion.

The key contribution of NFDN in Nepal has been observed to incorporate the rights of persons with disabilities in the national constitution, get the CRPD ratified from legislative parliament, bring desired disability related policy and provisions, promote the participation of persons with disabilities in various decision making process, bring change in the definition and classification of disability, mobilize DPOs to increase the access of persons with disabilities in services and rights, promoting disability related studies and research in Nepal and promoting the education on CRPD in community level.

In the occasion of 25th International Day of Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Day NFDN is going to organize a National Human Rights Summit of the Persons with Disabilities in Nepal. The national summit will observe a remarkable and active participation of DPOs leaders, human rights activists, disability rights activists, high-level government authorities, leaders of major political parties, representatives of development partners and I/NGOs, disability experts, researchers, corporate sectors and disability-related service providers and conclude a "Kathmandu Declaration" as the joint commitment of all stakeholders to work on disability rights promotion and a national advocacy campaign strategy for the year 2017 and beyond. The proposed date for the event is 12 and 13th December 2016.

The key objective of the event is to ;

  • Identify and Highlight the key issues related to the human rights of persons with disabilities in Nepal.
  • Share the CRPD Priliminary Shadow report
  • Achieve the commitment of all stakeholders to have a collective effort to implement CRPD and Inchon Strategies in Nepal.
  • Make advocacy campaign strategies for the year 2017 and beyond based on Living Condition study Findings.

The two days HR summit will go through various important sessions of paper presentation in the different theme of disability, intensive discussions, sharing of disability related study reports, presentations of audio and visuals materials and case studies on the human rights situation of persons with disabilities (children, women, persons with intellectual disabilities and so on), sharing of DPOs on the grassroots level experiences and finally conclude with a Joint commitment of stakeholders "The Kathmandu Declaration"

NFDN wants and always welcomes the maximum involvement, engagement, participation and support of all stakeholders, its well-wishers and partners to succeed this event and to make it fruitful for promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Nepal. In this context, we request to all national and international stakeholders, interested persons or organizations, development partners and delegates to participate and provide support to succeed the event.

If you have any queries about the event, please write us in the following '

Thank you !

Shudarson Subedi
National President
National Federation of the Disabled Nepal

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