People with disabilities in Armenia insufficiently protected against discrimination, says report
May 6, 2021

People with disabilities in Armenia insufficiently protected against discrimination, says report

Eighty per cent of people with disabilities (PWDs) in Armenia who have faced discrimination and challenges, tried to solve them on their own, according to a survey conducted by Armenian NGO UNISON, with EU support.

The NGO says the reason is that measures by major stakeholders are not effective. NGOs dealing with the problems of PWDs and engaging in the protection of their interests are the most active entities. However, educational actions are needed to strengthen the inclusion of PWDs in public life, as research shows that discrimination against PWDs is still widespread.

The survey was carried out with the support of the regional project Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe under its EU-funded Partnership for Good Governance (2019-2021).

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Press release

The UNISON NGO report on discrimination on the ground of disability in Armenia (in Armenian)


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