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Oleksiy Zhuravko Supported the Initiative of Public Organizations of People with Disabilities to Unite in the Advisory Committee of the Government Commissioner for Human Rights of People with Disabilities

25 June 2013

 

                         

 

The decision to combine efforts was made on June 18, 2013, during a working meeting of the Government Commissioner for Human Right of People with Disabilities with leaders of NGOs that give social services to the people with disabilities.

Discussing of the role of the public in the system of social protection of the people with disabilities and the representation of people with disabilities in state government, most active and influential leaders of 14 NGOs people with disabilities Ukraine took the initiative to pool their efforts in order to be able to influence socially important decisions, communicate information about the problems that face every public organization uniting people with disabilities and their families.

This idea was supported by Oleksiy Zhuravko, who proposed the creation of an Advisory Committee of the Government Commissioner for Human Rights of People with Disabilities. According to him, the advisory body will allow to provide  the analysis and monitoring of the actual state of affairs and the causes of problems submit to government authorities developed as a result of the recommendations and suggestions.

"Today, every public organization of people with disabilities in their work found similar problems. So now we have to join together and find new ways of relationships between people and government. We need a shoulder to each other for a common cause - defending common interests in a circle, with one position, "- said the Government Commissioner for Human Rights of People with Disabilities.

He also drew attention to the fact that the rally should be around existing problems, and in any case - around one leader. "No one who has no authority will select" - summed Oleksiy Zhuravko.

The composition of the Advisory Committee includes leaders of national non-governmental organizations: Ukrainian Society for the Blind People, Ukrainian Society of the Deaf People, National Organization of the People with disabilities "Union of Organizations of People with disabilities of Ukraine", Ukrainian NGO "Coalition for the Rights of  People with Disability  and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities", All-Ukrainian Organization of NGOs' “Confederation  of NGOs people with disabilities of  Ukraine ", NGO" Scientific Society  of people with disabilities "Institute of Social Policy," Social Organization "Association of Individuals with spinal court injuries of Ukraine", people with disabilities "Ukrainian Association of employable people with disabilities" NGO of  Women with Disabilities "Donna", National Public Organization of the People with disabilities "Institute for Rehabilitation and Social Technologies" Social Organization "Ukrainian Sports Federation people with disabilities with mental and physical delay development," All-Ukrainian NGO "National Assembly of People with disabilities of Ukraine," Ukrainian public organization of  people with disabilities "Harmony" and the All-Ukrainian Youth NGO Students with Disabilities "Gaudeamus".

The participants agreed on preparation of the Regulation on the Advisory Committee of the Government Commissioner for Human Rights of People with Disabilities. According to the decision, a draft of this Regulation Authority, taking into account proposals of NGOs that joined the advisory committee tasked known and respected scholars in the people with disabilities motion: the head "of the Scientific Society of People with disabilities" Institute of Social Policy ", Doctor of Pedagogy Shevtsov Andriy Garriyovich representative "of the Institute for Rehabilitation and Social Technologies" Doctor of Law Victor Leontijoych  Kostyuk. Also present at the meeting of the Advisory Committee elected secretary and his deputy unanimously supported the candidacy of active advocates’ people with disabilities: head of AUUNGO "Confederation of NGOs people with disabilities of Ukraine" Karpenko Vadym and Executive Director of NGO "National Assembly of People with disabilities of Ukraine" Skrypka Natalia Serhiivna, respectively.
Participants agreed to continue dialogue on the issues and to develop a mechanism for further interaction.