(अ)समावेशी विकास a podcast that highlights the need for accessible infrastructures for persons with disabilities
07 March 2022
WHO says out of 15% of the global population with some form of disability, 80% live in countries like Nepal yet our public infrastructures are inaccessible.
According to the Census 2068, about 2 percent of Nepal's population has some form of disability. The World Health Organization estimates that about 15 percent of the world’s population, one billion people, have some form of disability, and that 80 percent of those with disabilities live in less developed countries, such as Nepal. But Nepal’s public infrastructures, from villages in Rolpa to the seats of power at Singha Durbar remain inaccessible to the people with disability in Nepal.
This episode, produced by Sinja Raut, Shristi Shakya and Sujita Dhakal, explores how the years of disability rights activism in Nepal has led the government to practical and policy measures to make public offices accessible to people with disability. While the government has taken steps to install ramps and lifts at different ministries, policies, such as The Act Relating to Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2074, have not translated into action.
This podcast was produced as part of ‘Podcasting 101: Podcasting For Youth’ workshop, organized by the United Nations in Nepal on the occasion of International Human Rights Day 2021.