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  • To row across the Ocean - disability not an obstacle

    14 December 2012

    Andrew Halsey from Britain was invited by his friends and came to visit Belarus to tell how being a person with disability and having the diagnosis “epilepsy” one can live a full life and even to perform extreme personal deeds. In 1997 Andrew Halsey took a rowing lesson, several times rowed upon the Mercy river and then alone crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Tenerife to Sent-Lucia island in West-India, having rowed 4800 km. in 116 days. In 1999 he decided to cross the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia. But after 267 days, having lost 30 kilos of weight, because of bad weather conditions and lack of food he admitted that he couldn’t continue the trip.

  • Press-conference devoted to the International day of persons with disabilities

    5 December 2012

    Press-conference devoted to the International day of persons with disabilities was held at National press-center on November 27. Speakers of the event were representatives of ministries, departments and NGOs supervising the sphere of disability in the Republic of Belarus: Razhanets A.A. (ministry of labour and social protection), Zmushko A.M. (ministry of education), Zhudina T.I. (“Inkotech”), Leschinskaia T.M. (RSPC of medical expertise and rehabilitation), Chutkova I.A. (deputy of the representative of Children’s fund (UNICEF), Drozdovskiy S.E.

  • Public opinion poll was held in Belarus to find out different aspects of attitude towards persons with disabilities: “50% of people are ready to freely communicate and live in the society with persons with disabilities”.

    3 December 2012

    This statement was made by the coordinator of the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities Sergei Drozdovskiy at the presentation of public opinion poll, aimed at finding out different aspects of attitude towards persons with disabilities. The poll was held by Independent institute of socio-economic and political studies (IISEPS) in fall 2012 and was initiated by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2012

    3 December 2012

    December 3 – is the International day of persons with disabilities. The United Nations (UN) proclaimed the 3rd December as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and every year this day has a new theme. The theme that should point out the most important direction of society’s development which should influence the state’s politics and make the society understand its role and each person’s role in the possibility to change the world to better.

  • Participants of the project “Creation of barrier-free environment monitoring instrument” held first tests

    29 November 2012

    Creation and observance of the norms of barrier-free environment is one of the most important goals of the organizations dealing with the problems of disability. Unfortunately, in our society this problem hasn’t been solved yet.

  • Monitoring of citizens’ appeals in September 2012

    19 November 2012

    Prepared by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.

    Monitoring of citizens’ appeals.
    Period: September 2012
    About 56 appeals were received from September 1 till September 31 2012 by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.
    35 appeals were taken for further more detailed consideration by the Office’s lawyers.

  • Khaletskiy’s case. Reinstate in job, compensate for moral damages

    12 November 2012

    In February 2012 Khaletskiy Anatoliy Petrovich, 3rd group disabled diagnosed on April 30 2010, appealed to the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.

    Khaletskiy told that on August 15, 2011 he was hired to closed corporation “Avtozavodskoi” as a controller of 4th class, he signed one year contract. On February 2, 2012 he was fired on the basis of p.2 art 42 of the Labour Code of the Republic of Belarus – noncompliance of an employee with the job due to the state of his health, preventing him from continuing to do the work.

  • Monitoring of citizens’ appeals in August 2012

    24 October 2012
    Prepared by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities. 
     
    Period: August 2012
    About 53 appeals were received from August 1 till August 31 2012 by the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.
    40 appeals were taken for further more detailed consideration by the Office’s lawyers.
     
    Appeals in numbers:
     
    Women – 17
    Men – 23
    1st group disabled – 10
  • The second hearing of the case “On compulsion to bring the house in accordance with the construction norms and creation of barrier-free environment”

    12 October 2012

    On September 21, the second hearing of the case “On compulsion to bring the house in accordance with the construction norms and creation of barrier-free environment” took place in Pervomaiskiy district court of Minsk.

    At the hearing the defendant agreed with some of the claimant’s demands: the absence of a ramp at the entrance to the premises of the partnership of owners of housing and the height of thresholds on the way to elevator that were constructed not in accordance with the construction norms. The defendant refused to admit 10 mln rubbles moral damage compensation demands of the claimant. “We consider that the claimant’s demands of compensation for moral damage do not correspond with the violations of his rights and his moral damages”, - said the defendant’s representative. The judge offered him to imaging as if he is Pavlovskiy and try to estimate moral damage.

  • Monitoring of citizens’ appeal to legal advice office: "A person with disability doesn’t know his rights"…

    9 October 2012

    “The main problem is that a person with disability doesn’t know his rights”. – This statement sounded at the presentation of annual Monitoring of citizens’ appeals to the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities.

    “Office for the rights of persons with disabilities has been working for a year. During this time we received 1431 appeals, 863 of them were taken for further more detailed consideration. The majority of appeals were from Minsk – 509, 354 were from regions” – told the coordinator of the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities Sergey Drozdovskiy.

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