Snippets from AD’s electoral manifesto: (20) Disability

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The following extract is taken verbatim from Chapter 9 of AD’s Electoral Manifesto

The rights of persons with disability are basic human rights. AD – The Green Party believes that persons with disability have the right for inclusive education, social inclusion, employment, independent living and community participation. Persons with disability should have full access to the social, economic and cultural spheres of everyday life.

Persons with disability should not be seen as one homogenous group. There are various degrees and types of disability, from the physical to the intellectual – and such identities intersect with other identities that each individual has – such as gender, class, sexuality, age, ethnicity and religious beliefs.

No person should be denied the opportunities offered by society because of his/her physical, sensory or intellectual impairment. Therefore society should not regard persons with disability as if they were a special category depending on the charity of others. Alternattiva Demokratika supports the principles in the law on equal opportunities in various sectors and insists that they should be enforced through fines and harsher penalties against those who break the law.

L-Estratt segwenti hu mehud kelma b’kelma mill-Kapitlu 9 tal-Manifest Elettorali ta’ Alternattiva Demokratika

Id-drittijiet ta’ persuni b’diżabilità huma drittijiet umani bażiċi. AD jemmen li persuni b’diżabilità għandhom id-dritt ghall-edukazzjoni inklussiva fl-iskejjel mainstream, għall-inklużjoni soċjali, impjieg, ħajja indipendenti u parteċipazzjoni fil-komunità. Persuni b’diżabilità għandu jkollhom aċċess sħiħ għall-isferi soċjali, ekonomiċi u kulturali tal-ħajja ta’ kuljum.

Persuni b’diżabilità m’għandhomx jitqiesu bħala grupp omoġenju. Hemm diversi gradi u tipi ta’ diżabilità, minn dik fiżika sa dik intellettwali – u dawn l-identitajiet jitħalltu ma’ identitajiet oħra li kull individwu għandu – bħall-ġeneru, il-klassi, is-sesswalità, l-età, l-etniċità u t-twemmin reliġjuż.

Ebda persuna m’għandha tkun imċaħħda mill-opportunitajiet li toffri s-soċjetà minħabba l-kundizzjoni fiżika, sensorjali jew intellettwali tagħha. Għalhekk is-soċjetà m’għandhiex tħares lejn persuni b’diżabilità bħallikieku kienu xi kategorija speċjali li jiddependu fuq il-karità ta’ ħaddieħor. Alternattiva Demokratika tappoġġja l-prinċipji tal-liġi dwar l-opportunitajiet indaqs f’setturi varji, u tisħaq li dawn jiġu infurzati permezz ta’ multi u penali aktar ħorox għal min imur kontra dawn il-prinċipji.

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