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Persons with disabilities and their rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: leaving no one behind

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Persons with disabilities and their rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: leaving no one behind

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL Physical Description: 34 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: January 2021

Description

This document examines the situation of persons with disabilities, in terms of the impact that COVID-19 could have, taking into consideration age and sex, health conditions, types of disability, access to basic infrastructure, overcrowding in the home, access to information and communications technology (ICT), employment status and education. In conclusion, the report presents some national actions that have been taken to reduce the impact of the pandemic and recommendations for addressing the devastating social and economic effects of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities.

Table of contents

Introduction .-- A. International instruments that protect the rights of persons with disabilities in situations of humanitarian risk .-- B. A Sociodemographic overview of Persons with disabilities in Latin America and the Caribbean, prior to the pandemic .-- C. Recommendations on public policy actions.