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42nd National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

July 17, 2020 to July 23, 2020

Proclamation No. 361, declaring the third week of July as the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week which shall culminate on the birthdate of the sublime paralytic: Apolinario Mabini on July 23 each year.

Pursuant to Article 28 of the UNCRPD, paragraph 1 “States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions”; paragraph 2, (a) “States Parties shall ensure equal access to appropriate and affordable services, devices and other assistance for disability-related needs”; (b) “To ensure access by persons with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities and older persons with disabilities, to social protection programmes and poverty reduction programmes”. Thus, this theme is recommended: “Together we demonstrate that the rights of children, women, and senior citizens with disabilities to have access to foods, medicines and assistive devices is important to us; Prioritizing it during this COVID 19 pandemic.”

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