MEPs condemn killings of disabled children in Uganda

The Parliament strongly condemns the practise of “mercy” killings, the unjustifiable and inhumane killings of disabled children and newborns in Uganda. MEPs call on the authorities to protect people with disabilities, provide quality support and benefits to families with disabled children so that they can be raised at home and urge them to strengthen efforts to raise awareness of the rights and dignity of disabled people.

The European Commission and member states should help the Ugandan government, NGOs and civil society in such efforts, urge MEPs, inviting media to play a more active role in “challenging stereotypes and promoting inclusion”.

 

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