Mental and Psychological Impairments: How do they fall through the cracks of Arab social protection systems?

The discussion will be held in both Arabic and English, with simultaneous interpretation to both languages and in sign language available on Zoom only.

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Mental and psychological health are often overlooked when both devising and implementing development and humanitarian policies in the Arab region. The region has had a long history of lack of awareness about the importance of mental and psychological health for people’s well-being and societies’ prosperity. Instead, mental and psychological impairments have for long been dealt with as taboos, which has led to the stigmatization of people with such difficulties as well as their exclusion from public spaces, quality education, economic activity, and even healthcare.