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Casablanca-Settat Region: Consultative Meeting on the Situation of Persons With Disabilities

On the occasion of the National Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), celebrated annually on 30 March, the Regional Human Rights Commission (CRDH) in the Casablanca-Settat Region organized on Thursday 28 March 2024, a consultative meeting on the situation of PWD in the region, at the CRDH headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco.
The consultative meeting aims to collaboratively engage with relevant regional stakeholders to address issues related to ensuring PWD have full access to their fundamental rights without discrimination.

The meeting also provides an opportunity to conduct a participatory diagnosis of challenges preventing PWD from fully accessing their rights in the region. It aims to strengthen coordination and communication with various relevant institutional and civil stakeholders and identify effective and practical methods to protect the rights of PWD.

Representatives of the Regional branch of National Mutual Aid (Entraide Nationale), Regional Academy of Education and Training, Regional Directorate of Health and Social Protection, Casablanca-Settat Regional Council, and civil activists working in the field of disability in the region will participate in this meeting.

Promoting and protecting the rights of PWD is a fundamental determinant of the effectiveness of public policies in achieving the rights of this group. The 2011 Constitution, in its Preamble, prohibits all forms of discrimination based on disability. Additionally, Chapter 34 stipulates that public authorities shall develop policies for individuals and groups with special needs.

The consultative meeting resulted in several outcomes, including:

- Adopting an inclusive approach to the right to comprehensive access;
- Providing training and continuous training for all stakeholders and workers in the field of disability;
- Mobilizing efforts against societal stereotypes and misconceptions associated with disability;
- Implementing the Law on Accessibility in all public and private facilities.