WE DON’T WANT TO REMAIN STUCK AT HOME: Towards Inclusive and Responsive Social Protection Systems

This is a Side Event for the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.

The side event will be articulated around three segments:

  • First, it will give an overview of the readiness of social protection systems to provide support in to persons with disabilities and their families and the type of measures taken in the last 12 months.
  • Second, it will also reflect on the evolution of the understanding and engagement of organisations of persons with disabilities toward social protection throughout the COVID 19 crisis.
  • Finally, it will emphasize the importance of improving the identification of persons with disabilities and their support needs, including in humanitarian contexts, to develop progressively the combination of in-cash and in-kind schemes that will provide both income security and flexible support for achieving equal participation in the community