Sightsavers has welcomed news of an agreement signed by foreign and development ministers, and has called for commitments to be met to ensure girls with disabilities are able to receive an education.
The Ghana Federation of Disability Organisations (GFD) deployed observers to collect data for evidence-based advocacy for full inclusion of people with disabilities in the electoral process.
Ghana has made significant strides towards addressing disability rights. But people with disabilities are not given equal opportunities to participate in electoral processes.
Five women have been elected to the UN CRPD committee, answering Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign call for more diversity and gender equality.
An important election is taking place later in November that will have huge implications for the rights of people with disabilities across the world.
It is important to ensure gender balance and equity to ensure that women have the right to a voice.