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“The human rights approach is a basic foundation for combating discrimination against persons with disabilities,” the focus of a consultative meeting

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“The human rights approach is a basic foundation for combating discrimination against persons with disabilities,” the focus of a consultative meeting

Science – Rabat

On March 28, 2024, the Regional Commission for Human Rights in the Casablanca-Settat region organized a consultative meeting on the situation of people in the region, at the Commission’s headquarters in Casablanca, on the occasion of the National Day for Persons with Disabilities, which falls on March 30 of each year, the details of which are as stated in the following communication:

“Through this meeting, the committee aimed to think, in partnership with relevant regional actors, about ways to address the problems associated with ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to their basic rights without discrimination.

The meeting also constituted an opportunity for a participatory diagnosis of the problems hindering the full access of persons with disabilities to their rights in the region, strengthening coordination and communication with the various relevant actors, whether institutional or civil, and identifying sufficient and practical means to achieve the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.

The meeting witnessed the participation of representatives of the Regional Coordination for National Cooperation, the Regional Academy of Education and Training, the Regional Directorate of Health and Social Protection, the Casablanca-Settat Regional Council, and civil activists working in the field of disability in the region.

Promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities is considered one of the basic determinants of the extent to which public policies effectively achieve the rights of this societal group, as stipulated in the Kingdom’s Constitution of 2011 to promote and protect them, in its export by prohibiting all forms of discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as in Chapter 34 of it, where “ “I oblige public authorities to develop policies and programs to rehabilitate people with special needs.”

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The outcomes of this consultative meeting include:

• Promoting spontaneity in program implementation and adopting an inclusive approach to the right to universal access;

• Continuing training and education for all disability interventionists and workers;

• Mobilizing against societal stereotypes and representations of disability;

• Activating the access law in all public and private facilities;

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