- Hammurabi Human Rights Organization accomplishes the sixth workshop on the rights of people with disabilities.
- The workshop is a continuation to the previous five workshops implemented in Baghdad in cooperation with the Fraternity of loving (Caritas) and with the support of the Italian John Paul II Foundation FGPII.
- The program included the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Convention of 2006 and the Iraqi Constitution, as well as Law No. 38 of 2013.
- The workshop witnessed extensive deliberations in accordance with the program prepared and came out with conclusions to advance the reality of the rights of people with disabilities.
On Saturday, May 27, 2023, the sixth workshop was launched under the slogan "Inclusivity of the right", originally intended to the rights of people with special needs within ten workshops.
The workshop, such as its predecessors, was held in Baghdad at the headquarters of the Fraternity of Loving (Caritas). At the beginning of the workshop, the project manager Mr. William Warda welcomed the thirty-one participants displaying the workshop program which highlight the concept of human rights through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,as well as other international and Iraqi legislation on the rights of people with disabilities besides adopting the mechanism of deliberation getting conclusions through active participation in the workshop.
Mrs. Pascale Warda began to introduce the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its 30 items and how it represents a clear ground for human rights within all aspirations to dignity, the right to live, education, health, work and the protection of personal identity within the framework of public freedoms, stressing on the importance that all citizens must identify their rights and freedoms and defend them and know how to claim them according to this international declaration binding Iraq to apply it because it is one of the signatories and ratifies what came in this declaration, in addition to the rest of the international texts that make up the International Bill of Human Rights and this Universal Declaration of human rights, the International Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966 and the two protocols attached to them.
The course of the workshop shifted to issues related to legislation and laws related to caring for the rights of people with disabilities, where reference was made to what was stated in the 2006 International Convention for People with disabilities, as well as what was stated in the Iraqi constitution within its provisions that include the rights of this social segment and the People with Disabilities Law No. 38 of 2013.
After that, the participants were divided into four groups to answer the priorities for people with disabilities and the requirements for advancing so that they can contribute to building the Iraqi state on the basis of justice and equal opportunities, and the transition in view that disability is part of human diversity. After deliberations within the four groups, participants were allowed to discuss the results she reached within the framework of the basic needs that people with disabilities aspire to meet.
A part of the time was devoted to focusing on Iraqi Law No. 38 of 2013, concerning people with disabilities, which can be summarized in four basic pillars of care, which leads to the provision of services for them and rehabilitation that guarantees their integration into Iraqi society and integration that guarantees them to be contributors alongside other social segments. In building their homeland, and preventing negative discrimination which is a social disease based on isolation and marginalization.
The workshop took place in an atmosphere of continuous interaction between its management and the participants, and the continuation of communication about the rights of people with disabilities, appointing a project manager , whose phone numbering 07711735588 will be available for any information about issues of people with disabilities noting that Hammurabi Human Rights Organization is implementing this project in field cooperation with the Caritas Organization in Iraq, led by the John Paul II Foundation (FGPII), and funded by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development.