Boosting visibility and strengthening social protection for people with disabilities in Georgia
28 September 2022
People living with disabilities face a range of barriers every day, from discrimination, social exclusion to unequal access to public services, employment, and education.
Communicating these challenges and sharing the experience of those living with disabilities to different groups-including to children – is key to building more inclusive, accessible and equal societies around the world.
Through the Joint SDG Fund, UN agencies in Georgia share this short animation of Babi, a 7-year-old girl who explains what it means to be a child living with a visual impairment today.
The video is part of broader strategy by the UN Country Team and partners to strengthen social protection measures for people with disabilities in Georgia and address the various factors which lead to social exclusion and marginalization.
Launched in 2020 in alignment with United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, Georgia’s Joint Programme for Integrated Social Protection, seeks to transform the social protection system to better support and empower those living with disabilities across the country.
“The joint efforts of the UN advanced transformative and lasting change for persons who are too often left behind,” – says Sabine Machl, UN Resident Coordinator in Georgia.
With USD 2 million received from the Joint SDG Fund, the Programme involves collaboration between UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO, and OHCHR, as well as the Government, civil society and organizations of people with disabilities.
To learn more about the Programme’s beneficiaries and our Team’s work, please, visit: Georgia.UN.org