IFTIN Foundation In collaboration with Somali Disability Cluster have collectively organized and facilitated world Commemoration of International Disability Day on 3th, December 2019 in Mogadishu. The event was held at Ramada hotel in Mogadishu where 60 (17 female/43male) people with disabilities have fully attended as well as the facilitated representative from the partners while the objective of the event was to acknowledge the importance of disability day and address the key issues regarding the PWDs in Somalia.
The event was officially opened by Representative from IFTIN Foundation and Somali Disability Cluster addressed the about challenges faced by disability people in accessing public places and benefit the service opportunities. Disable participants discussed they are excluded from political and social participation and discriminated from all forms of social development because of their physical image.
Abdullahi Hassan the chairman Somali Disability who was discussing the importance of commemorating the Disability Day said “we are here to celebrate the International Disability Day and share with international disabilities that we are still alive and doing our own struggle for finding better live though our government and people are not aware our painful issues”
During the event was implemented panel discussion which participated group of six (6) people including one lady and debated;
- One decade of CRPD ratification advocacy
- The so far progress of CRPD implementation in Somalia
- Why national disability act was not implemented yet by government
The participants asked the panel relevant and objective questions related ways can empower people with disabilities in Somalia and panel group analyzed constructively with the topics and answered the questions from the participants.
Iftin Foudtion co_organised Commemoration International Disability Day 3, December 2019.
— Iftin Foundation (@iftinfoundtion) December 3, 2019