The Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee held the presentation of the Thematic Inquiry on “Accessibility of Girls and Women with Disabilities to the Healthcare Services” backed by NDI and financially supported by UKAid.
According to Rati Ionatamishvili, accessibility to healthcare services for women and girls with disabilities is one of the key challenges.
“There are many problems in infrastructural, service and reproduction health terms. These problems shall be eliminated as it is directly related to the health and life of the women and girls with disabilities. Thus, our duty is to in a complex manner and in mutual consent make the effective steps to ensure irreversibility of accessibility to the healthcare services for women with disabilities in our country”.
The Chair of the Committee, Sofo Kiladze also addressed the attendees: “The Committee works in various directions but one of the issues especially acute relates to the persons with disabilities, which are in a grave situation as we lack the services accessible for them. We speak a lot about enhancement of the Parliamentary Oversight not only for the purpose of duty but we well realize that the reports we introduce today will result in close cooperation with our partners in the executive authority to take effective steps and make services accessible for women and girls with disabilities, to provide these people with certain benefits. We will always highly support the rights of women with disabilities. The new Law “On Persons with Disabilities” will ensure a more complex approach to this problem and we may apply certain directions from the report to the legal level”.