Ombudsman: Systemic problems have accumulated in the field of  ensuring the right to education of children with disabilities

ArmInfo. Systemic problems have accumulated in the sphere of ensuring the right to education of children with disabilities. Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan stated this yesterday at the first meeting of the Public Council for the ...

Ombudsman: Systemic problems have accumulated in the field of  ensuring the right to education of children with disabilities
ArmInfo. Systemic problems have accumulated in the sphere of ensuring the right to education of children with disabilities. Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan stated this yesterday at the first meeting of the Public Council for the  Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the Human  Rights Defender. According to him, these problems are associated with access to  educational materials, programs, textbooks, physical environment, as  well as the number qualified specialists. "Children and parents are  often faced with problems. They are the result of gaps in legislation  and lack of awareness. One of the strengths of our work is to ensure  equal and dignified learning conditions for children, free from any  form of isolation or discrimination. In this area, there are  stereotypes that negatively affect the education of children, "said  Arman Tatoyan, pointing out the professionalism of the council  members and their rich experience.  During the discussion, inter  alia, the perverse phenomenon of bullying in educational institutions  was discussed, especially in relation to children with disabilities.  Council members stressed the importance of the Human Rights  Defender's Council for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with  Disabilities, declaring their readiness to actively cooperate in  helping to solve problems in this area. They also discussed issues of  effective organization of inclusive education, ensuring the right to  education in special schools, as well as resuming the work of schools  and classes in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic. Recall that in accordance with the RA Constitutional Law "On the  Human Rights Defender" the Ombudsman is responsible for monitoring  the application of the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights  of Persons with Disabilities, as well as for preventing violations of  the rights of people with disabilities by the state, local government  bodies or officials.