The Thematic Inquiry Group at the Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee held the working meeting with the representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Protection to discuss the problems and challenges the women/girls with disabilities in Georgia encounter.
The Group aims at study the medical infrastructure and engagement of the girls and women with disabilities in the health and social protection programs funded by the Government and the Local authorities to facilitate women and girls with disabilities in realization of their right of health.
“Today, we met with the representatives of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Protection to discuss the women with disabilities and their problems within the competence of the Ministry. The guarantees are to be revised to ensure higher accessibility standards, as well as the protocols and various guidelines are to be revised as today, women with disabilities are not able to visit the clinics and require the services. We shall do our best to increase accessibility to the services, as well as the infrastructure and the standards. If we fail today to ensure these issues, it may encounter worse problems (including fatal) of health in the future”, - the rapporteur of the Group, Deputy Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Rati Ionatamishvili stated after the meeting.
The Group will issue the recommendations as for the end of November.