The Barrier-Free Life Fair and Awareness Summit, which will be hosted by the Ministry of Family and Social Services under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, will be held at the Istanbul Expo Center on December 1-4, 2022. The first “National Action Plan for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” will be announced in the program in which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Family and Social Services Derya Yanık will attend.
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Family and Social Services, the Opening of the Barrier-Free Life Fair and Awareness Summit will be held on December 1 with the participation of the Minister of Family and Social Services Derya Yanık. On December 2, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the first “National Action Plan for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” will be announced.
“The Unhindered Vision Document is planned to be implemented with action plans”
In her statement, Minister Derya Yanık stated that the "Accessible Life Fair and Awareness Summit", which is organized to minimize the obstacles in the access of disabled and elderly individuals to health, rehabilitation and professional care, and to contribute to their integration into all areas of social life, will bring together all disabled individuals with relevant sector stakeholders. expressed.
Reminding that the Vision without Barriers, which will be the roadmap of Turkey until 2030 in the field of disability, was announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities last year, Minister Yanık said that the document prepared by taking the opinions of the responsible public institutions and organizations is "Inclusive and Accessible Society". under 8 headings as “Protection of Rights and Justice”, “Health and Well-Being”, “Inclusive Education”, “Economic Security”, “Independent Living”, “Disaster and Humanitarian Emergencies” and “Implementation and Monitoring”. target and 31 action areas.
Minister Yanik said:
“With our 2030 Unhindered Vision work, which presents what needs to be done legally, institutionally and practically for all parties, with a rights-based and inclusive approach, we reveal Turkey's vision for becoming a society where disabled people can realize their potential as equal citizens. It was planned to implement the Unhindered Vision Document with action plans. In this context, we organized 13 workshops with the participation of representatives from relevant public institutions and organizations and non-governmental organizations operating in the field of disability, and as a result of the feedback received from the participants in these workshops, we prepared the National Action Plan for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, consisting of 2023 activities covering the years 2025-275. The first “National Action Plan for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” that we have prepared to realize the 2030 Vision without Barriers will be announced by our President at the Barrier-Free Life Fair and Awareness Summit. I wish our National Action Plan to be beneficial, and I hope that the 3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities will lead to awareness of the rights and problems of disabled people and accessibility in our country and in the world.”
Günceleme: 29/11/2022 14:20