NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
incorporate the concerns and aspirations of senior
citizens during implementation of national programs
that seeks to empower people living with
disabilities, Kenyan campaigners said on Monday.
Waheed, the Africa Regional Inclusion Advisor at
HelpAge International, said the campaigners noted
that elderly people with various forms of physical
impairments were likely to suffer from severe forms
of discrimination and abuse hence the need to avail
them adequate social protection.
men and children with disabilities across all age
groups face systematic neglect throughout their life
course in various developing countries including
Kenya,” Waheed said.
age and gender intersect with disability, the
vulnerability of persons with disabilities is
multiplied,” he added.
will be co-hosting the Global Disability Summit to
be held in London on Tuesday with the British
government and the International Disability Alliance
to help spotlight the plight of people living with
physical and mental impairments.
governments and multilateral lenders to allocate
more resources towards uplifting the living
standards of older and disabled persons.
advocates are hoping the Global Disability Summit
will come up with a new roadmap to advance the
welfare of physically challenged senior citizens.