Monday, January 30, 2023

Strengthening opportunities for visually impaired women

are in the world 1.1 billion people with vision lossof which near 55% are women and girls,

It should be noted that many of them are close to the risk factors that increase them. vulnerability to violence,

Basically, among its biggest difficulties are, find a jobAccess to education, greater economic dependence and frequent dependence on a caregiver with whom one has an emotional bond on many occasions such as a partner or family member.

Visually impaired women in Panama also deserve special attention. For this, within the framework of the project, the training of disabled advisors with the support of the Embassy of Canada – Fundsemic, was distributed the materials braille system patrons to Luz del Ciego, with security measures and take 82Which shows the murder of women and violence against women.

In this sense, Kim Ursu, Canada’s ambassador to Panama, stressed that the distribution of this material is vital to moving forward. equal opportunity, prevention and intervention on any manifestation of discrimination experienced by women, which has been established by convention on the rights of persons with disabilities And this CEDAW about the right to access to justice and undoubtedly generates guidance in Braille for women.

On her part, Etzel Torres, President of FUNDESMIC, highlighted that visually impaired women are doubly vulnerable to incidents of violence, which is often used with the aim of humiliating or demeaning them. “When talked about in the context of gender violence, there are strong positions derived from exercising power over them through various forms of violence, which is why the distribution of this material is important for inclusion in the knowledge of their rights and Strengthens access, thus achieving autonomy of life and liberty. ”.

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She also indicated that violence in all its forms and especially against women with disabilities should be informed And we must move forward so that more institutions have the means and trained staff to attend to these segments of the population and guarantee their rights.

Braille writing is a tactile communication system created by louis braille, who had a blind son, was adopted by visually impaired people with a condition of blindness, i.e. by this system blind people can communicate through literacy.

It is the mechanism that allows to measure in large percentages learning progressIt also allows them to communicate with other people throughout the universe in a general way.

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