Saturday, April 7, 2012

... upholding the rights of persons with disabilities [PWDs] in the philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, quezon city, manila)

the Philippine Coalition on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) met to discuss the concerns of nine different disability constituencies: 

* the visually-impaired
the speech-impaired
the deaf
the deafblind
the mobility-challenged
the persons with extensive disability
the persons with intellectual disability
the persons with psychosocial disability
the persons with chronic illness.   

the coalition aims to abolish or revise discriminatory laws which stifle PWD's rights to education, economic empowerment, access to justice, independent living, and accessibility.  

it also aims to promote a view of disability based on an empowering social, rights-based model instead of a purely medical or charity perspective.