The Ghana Blind Union (GBU) has called on Ghanaians to respect their fundamental human rights and dignity as the Union campaigns for an all inclusive justice for all persons living in Ghana.
The Ghana Blind Union made this known in a day sensitization program for it’s members on how to access Justice in the Bole and Sawla District, on November 16, 2021 in the Savannah Region.
Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Zortorvi, who is the programs manager of the Ghana Blind Union said ,we have realized that persons with disability in the country suffer a number of violations.
“They have rights as any other person in Ghana. The 1992 constitution of the republic has outlined that each and every citizen including persons with disability have the right to dignity as a human being and article 13 of the United Nations Conventions on the right of persons with disability has given them right to access justice”, she said.
The most challenging of the human rights violations of persons with disability is that of the women with disability being abused by their spouses, she noted.
She therefore cautioned that disability can happen to any person so there is the need for all individuals in the society to respect their rights, show them care and avoid all forms of stigmatization.
Abraham Mataita, the human rights and advocacy officer of the Africa Union of the blind noted that when it comes to access to justice for persons with visually impairment there is the need to deal with the institutions of access to justice and make them more disability inclusive in terms of their operations.
He disclosed that the ills bedeviling the access to justice of the disable is as a result of negative societal behaviours and called on all stakeholders to help correct the wrong and ensure fairness when it comes to access to justice for all.
Mr. Salifu Adams, who is a member of the Ghana Blind Union stated that the engagement was focused on how to sensitize their members on how to report to the right institutions when their rights are trampled upon.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Abdul Fataw Diwura