24 August 2019,   02:27
June 14 is a day of protection of people with disabilities - NGOs address the government

June 14 is a day of protection of persons with disabilities - the civil sector reminds the state of its obligations on this day.
Several NGOs publish a joint letter where the steps taken by the state for improving the situation are criticized.The civil sector calls on the authorities to ensure the protection of persons with disabilities and their real involvement in public life.
"Today is another reminder to the public and the state that people with disabilities exist despite the stigma, they are capable of participating in social and political life, but they do not have the opportunity to do so because the state policy is ineffective, unfair and inconsistent, "said Kote Eristavi, a representative of the Human Rights Center for Training and Monitoring.