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Stefnu og framkvæmdaáætlun í málefnum fatlaðs fólks 2017–2021 (Policy and action plan for the disabled 2017-2021)

Government of Iceland; Ministry of Social Affairs Country Resources Disability Policies, Disability Strategies and Plans Iceland 31 May 2017 Policy document disability, discrimination, human rights

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Íslenskt samfélag byggist á því að virðing sé borin fyrir fötluðu fólki sem hluta af mannlegum margbreytileika. Full mannréttindi fatlaðs fólks verði efld, varin og tryggð til jafns við aðra og skilyrði sköpuð til að fatlað fólk geti lifað sjálfstæðu lífi á eigin forsendum. Allt fatlað fólk njóti grundvallarfrelsis og virðing verði borin fyrir mannlegri reisn þess, sjálfræði og sjálfstæði. Samningur Sameinuðu þjóðanna um réttindi fatlaðs fólks verði innleiddur í alla lagaumgjörð og framkvæmd. Þannig megi tryggja að fatlað fólk, börn jafnt sem fullorðnir, geti lifað sjálfstæðu lífi með reisn.

Lögð verði áhersla á mannréttindi og bann við mismunun á grundvelli fötlunar þannig að tryggt verði að fatlað fólk njóti mannréttinda og mannfrelsis til jafns við aðra og því tryggður stuðningur til að njóta þeirra réttinda. Fatlað fólk njóti góðs af öllum almennum aðgerðum stjórnvalda, svo sem á sviði húsnæðis-, mennta-, trygginga- og atvinnumála.

Undirmarkmið:
1. Að fatlað fólk hafi aðgengi að samfélaginu til jafns við aðra.
2. Að auka atvinnuþátttöku fatlaðs fólks.
3. Að efla almennt heilbrigði fatlaðs fólks.
4. Að stuðla að jákvæðu viðhorfi til málefna fatlaðs fólks.
5. Að fatlað fólk hafi sömu tækifæri til menntunar og aðrir.
6. Að fatlað fólk njóti mannréttinda til jafns við aðra, þ.m.t. réttarins til sjálfstæðs lífs.
7. Að þjónusta við fatlað fólk, börn og fullorðna, stuðli að sjálfstæði og þátttöku til jafns við aðra.

Icelandic society is based on respect for people with disabilities as part of human diversity. The full human rights of people with disabilities will be strengthened, protected and guaranteed on an equal footing with others, and conditions will be created for people with disabilities to live independent lives on their own terms. All people with disabilities enjoy fundamental freedom and respect for human dignity, autonomy and independence. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be implemented in all legal frameworks and implementation. In this way, it can be ensured that disabled people, children as well as adults, can live independent lives with dignity.
Emphasis will be placed on human rights and the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of disability, so as to ensure that people with disabilities enjoy human rights and freedoms on an equal footing with others, and therefore support is provided to enjoy those rights.

People with disabilities benefit from all general government measures, such as housing, education, social security and employment.
Sub-goals:
1. That disabled people have access to society on an equal footing with others.
2. To increase the employment participation of disabled people.
3. To promote the general health of people with disabilities.
4. To promote a positive attitude towards the issues of people with disabilities.
5. That disabled people have the same opportunities for education as others.
6. That people with disabilities enjoy human rights on an equal basis with others, including the right to independent living.
7. That services for disabled people, children and adults, promote independence and participation on an equal footing with others.

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