Young People With a Disability

May 7, 2018

Timor-Leste is committed to ensuring the equal rights of persons with disabilities. The Constitution prohibits discrimination based on physical or mental condition. A National Policy on the Inclusion and Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2012. A National Action Plan (NAP) on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2014-2018) exists to implement the aforementioned policy, and in 2017, the Council of Ministers adopted an Inclusive Education Policy. The 2016 National Youth Policy specifically identifies young people with disabilities as a priority target group for support. Clck here to read more