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Disability Rights in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

On Monday, 3 December 2018, Komnas HAM convenedwith researchers from the Indonesian Centre for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK)to the analytical framework linking SDGs and the rights of a person withdisabilities for effective monitoring and advocacy in Indonesia.

The meeting was attended by Sandra Moniaga,Beka Hapsara, Mimin Dwi Hartono of Komnas HAM, and Yossa, and Fajri of the PSHK.

The meeting was ushered by a presentationby the PSHK researchers who highlighted that “women and children withdisabilities have been identified as the group that is most vulnerable to humanrights violations”. Additionally, “as it stands, it has been difficult togather data that accurately depicts the situation in Indonesia with regards topersons with disability.”

The desk research is supported by UNESCO in which cooperated with Komnas HAM to develop monitoring and analytical tools on SDGs which in available online in Komnas HAM's website.

In response to the presentation, Bekaexplained that “the situation in Indonesia is still in early stages ofdevelopment. Komnas HAM has made efforts to speak to various governmentinstitutions such as the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, andSecurity Affairs but disability rights are still in earlydevelopment in terms of public awareness”. Additionally, Beka and Sandra bothsuggested that Indonesia must reach a consensus with regards to the keyindicators which would allow analysts to measure effective governance.

Concluding the meeting, Komnas HAMexpressed assurance that its collaboration with partners such as UNESCO willcontinue to push for positive development and progress. Acknowledgment andeffective access to disability rights will be one of the key elements that willhelp Indonesia achieve the successful implementation of SDGs by 2030. (Jeff)

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