Presentation of Study on the Displaced Disabled Women and Disabled Mothers’ Rights

The presentation of the research, by the support of the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia and the United Nations Joint Programme of "Promotion of Gender Equality in Georgia, on internally displaced disabled women’ and disabled mothers’ rights took place in the "Courtyard Marriott" Hotel.

The issues of adequate condition for disabled persons, state strategies on internally displaced persons, adequate housing, health care, access to education and employment, problems of parental rights realization are reflected in this study.

According to the statement of the Public Defender, the rights of displaced disabled women are considerably violated. According to the complexity of problem, the Public Defender believes that the state should pay more attention to the displaced disabled women. " In general, It's a quite complex study, the rights of women with disabilities are considerably violated. Discrimination is manifested in many forms, including the cases when they are trying to find jobs. Consequently, these problems should be addressed by the state. The recommendations based on the study will be reflected in the report of the Public Defender " – declared Mr. Ucha Nanuashvili.

The event was opened by the Public Defender and the Deputy Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Georgia - Inita Paulovica

The study was carried out in 6 regions of Georgia (Gori, Zugdidi, Poti, Tskaltubo, Telavi, Mestia) and covers May - August period of last year.

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