07 May 2018 – 10:10

Call for adopting projects for women with disabilities

Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi at the launch of third Doha International Blind Conference

The Peninsula

DOHA: Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, called for the need for communities to adopt and apply all plans and projects that benefit women with special needs, to ease their integration and realise their citizenship through exercising their rights and duties, based on the international conventions related to protecting human rights.

Speaking at the Third Doha International Blind Conference “Blind women are partners in building and development of society”, the Minister called on all communities to promote and protect the rights of women with visual disabilities and develop their human, social and economic situation by dealing with them on the basis of their ability to give.

In addition, the Minister urged to qualify them in order to be financially independent, which comes part of integrating people with visual disabilities into the society, have them participate in the development path and affirming their right to run a normal life, QNA reported.

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Al Nuaimi said holding this conference, reflects Qatar’s belief in the need for quality between all the society’s categories and its keenness to enable the visually disabled women in the social life. He added that it also shows that Qatar is keen to provide all the aspects of care and unique service for the disabled, by providing the basic human rights.  The Minister highlighted that hosting this event, also reflects Qatar’s effective input in the global community on issues such as the rights of people with disabilities and prospering these rights to comply with international conventions on the topic.

The Minister highlighted the efforts exerted by Qatar on a legislative and institutional level to promote the participation of women with visual disabilities, enable and integrate them in the public life.  Al Nuaimi also highlighted the efforts to promote building their national capacities through establishing a supportive development approach that is based on rights. The State has also given great interest in developing their rights, ensuring their participation and full integration in the community, as well as activate the role of awareness and culture of the society on introducing the rights of women with visual disabilities in all fields, Al Nuaimi added.