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  • Discussion on inclusive tourism was held in BSU

    26 May 2017

    An open discussion “Inclusive tourism in Belarus: possibilities and perspectives” was held on May 16 at the faculty of international relations of BSU. The event was organized in the frames of the Accessibility week 2017 which is being held in Belarus now by the department of international tourism of FIR BSU.

  • Sergey Drozdovsky: Society and the state have no right to help from a position of strength

    15 May 2017

    The doors of psychoneurological institutions are usually closed for strangers. We managed to talk with several women (for ethical reasons, names are not called) to find out what they lack and what they dream to change in their lives.

  • Nightclub bars entry to man in wheelchair.

    13 April 2017

    Lida activist Alexander Avdevich wrote in a social network a post that one of the nightclubs barred entry to two young people one of which is in a wheelchair. Office for the rights of persons with disabilities wrote a letter to the administration of the club “Rich Cat” with a complaint against the reason of the bar, because the Office’s specialists see a direct discrimination in such actions.

  • Discrimination is unacceptable in any sphere

    30 March 2017

    Trainings dedicated to disability issues for specialists working with vulnerable groups, persons with disabilities in particular, were held in Minsk. For two days representatives of NGOs, educational sphere, healthcare, social protection bodies together with lawyers and experts of the legal sector had analyzed the peculiarities of this issue.

  • How Lepel becomes more accessible

    16 March 2017

    Lepel is among the regions which have joined the campaign “Agenda 50” and have started to prepare a strategy of implementation of the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities at a local level. 

  • Keeping suspects with disabilities in custody shall be abolished.

    13 February 2017

    Office for the rights of persons with disabilities considers that at the stage of preliminary investigation people with severe illnesses and mental disabilities should not be kept in custody but under a written undertaking not to leave a place. Letters with a request to change the legislation have been sent to the House of Representative of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Health.

  • HR defenders propose to amend the Interdepartmental plan of UN recommendations for Belarus

    5 December 2016

    Representatives of Belarusian HR defence organizations, the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities is one of them, support the approval of the Interdepartmental plan on realization of recommendations adopted by the Republic of Belarus based on the results of the second cycle of periodical review in the UN Human Rights Council and recommendations for Belarus made by human rights treaty bodies for 2016-2019.

  • Following the Office’s experience. Accessibility festival took place in Kharkov.

    21 October 2016

    Festival “InclusiON” took place in Kharkov, it was dedicated to a barrier-free environment. Specialists of the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities became experts at several events in the frames of the festival.

  • How to write a regional road map on implementation of international standards.

    29 September 2016

    A manual “22 steps to the strategy of equal possibilities provision for persons with disabilities in local communities” has been placed in “Resources” on our website. It was translated from Polish into Belarusian language. The authors - P. Todys, M. Peretiatkowicz.

  • Belarus needs norms for ensuring accessibility of election process.

    1 August 2016

    Specialists of the “Office for the rights of persons with disabilities” welcome first steps in development of accessibility of election process in Belarus which have been made by the state, but it is not enough – obligatory standards should be worked out.

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