Disability is not Inability July - Dec 2009

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) defines persons with disabilities(PWDs) to include those who have long-term physical,mental,intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. In addition, the Convention together with other international and national instruments; the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and the Persons with Disability Act 2006, provide guarantees to PWDs to ensure that they have access and equal opportunities just like other individuals in society. However, realization of these provisions is still lacking a major challenge

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