In Mali, 15.5 per cent of the population (about 2.2 million people) live with a disability. Many experience significant inequalities that prevent them from fully enjoying their rights. This can be due to: weak legal protection; lack of knowledge of their needs; insufficient data on disability; difficulties in accessing health, education, training, employment, information and technology; and prejudices, dangerous practices and stereotypes.
What we’re calling for
Mali’s law of social protection promises improvements including the correction of current legal deficiencies, equal access to water, sanitation and hygiene services and other supports for people with disabilities, and access to development programmes and benefits. The present draft decree to the law, if signed by the government, will make it possible for people with disabilities to claim their rights.
In the news
signed our call to the government of Mali to sign the decree of the application of the ‘Law of social protection’ passed by parliament in May 2018.