• People with disabilities

    It is estimated that almost three out of every ten people in Latin America live with some disability, making them 12.5% of the regional population. People with disabilities constitute a population group that experiences multiple and simultaneous forms of discrimination.

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    Personas con discapacidad
  • Introduction to the inequality of people with disability

    The discrimination and inequality affecting persons with disabilities are reflected in all aspects of their lives, and translate, among other things, into lower educational attainment, lower rate of labour market participation and a greater presence among the poor.

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  • Priority policies to reduce inequality of people with disabilities

    Some alternatives for reversing inequalities facing persons with disabilities include, specific legislation protecting persons with disabilities that promote their social and labour inclusion by expanding opportunities and accessibility, in keeping with the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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  • COVID-19 and its impact on the inequality of people with disabilities

    The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities in the context of social distancing measures that restrict the social inclusion of people with disabilities. The problem is further aggravated by them being at a greater risk of contracting the disease due to the steeper barriers they face in applying basic protection measures.

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