Welcome to SOCIETY WITHOUT BARRIERS - Côte d’Ivoire (SWB-CI) web site.
This website will allow you to get information about disabled persons’ actions in Côte d’Ivoire. Especially, this web site shows the activities of SWB-CI.
Brief history ...
From August 15th to September 21th, 2008 in Tokyo (Japan) and Bangkok (Thailand) we have participated to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) training program: Mainstreaming and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in Africa on the Theme: “Anti-discrimination and Advocacy in relation with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)”.
We have successfully completed this program and we made an Action Plan for Improvement of Persons with Disability’s life in Côte d’Ivoire.
Our main vision: Lead the revolution of empowerment for improvement of Persons with Disability’s life in Côte d’Ivoire.
Thank you to visit our website. Please, read below the foreword of the Chairperson of Society Without Barriers - Côte d'Ivoire:
“Together, we can”
“Together, we can”. The improvement of persons with disabilities’ life cannot be an action of a person alone or a group lonely. For bringing the change, that is important that we work together, with our differences, each of us brings his contribution. That is together that we can bring the change for improvement of disabled persons’ life.
Those changes which target the situations of persons with disabilities are very important for all the society because they take part in the society’s development. Such as mainstreaming women and children, mainstreaming persons with disabilities is an important social development indicator.
In 1999, Bengt Lindqvist, UN, Special Reporter of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities said: “Disability is a Human Rights issue. So long as people with disabilities are denied the opportunity to participate fully in society, no one can claim that the objectives of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been achieved”. Today, we can add: “So long as people with disabilities are denied the opportunity to participate fully in society, no one can claim that the objectives of the Millennium Development goals are achieved”.
Together, we should contribute to social development of our society by mainstreaming people with disabilities into all social, economical and cultural development projects and working strongly for promoting UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Yédê Adama SANOGO