Disability Equality training

Tuesday 26 January 2021

The Gross National Happiness Commission in collaboration with the with Disabled People’s Association of Bhutan with the support from Save the Children  carried out the  Disability Quality training for the CSO and Government Partners. The training covered various aspects of disability, including issues, challenges, experiences, and aspirations of Persons with Disabilities. The training was facilitated by persons with disabilities from Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan, Ability Bhutan Society, Wangsel Institute for the Deaf, Draktsho and Phensem.

During the training various issues such as accessibility of infrastructure, transportation, communication, justice and equipment, and financial constraints including issues related to elderly citizen and way forward were discussed. The training is a part of the implementation of action plan for the National Policy for Persons with Disabilities which was endorsed by the government in 2019.