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Position Paper with Minority Rights Group COVID-19 and Its Impact on Persons with Disabilities and Marginalized Groups in Nepal submitted to UN Special Rapporteur

On the 14th of April 2020, President of NIDWAN Ms. Pratima Gurung and Mr. Krishna Gahatraj prepared a National report entitled 'COVID-19 and Its Impact on Persons with Disabilities and Marginalized Groups in Nepal'. The main objective of the report was to highlight the adverse situation and challenges faced by People with Disabilities and marginalized groups during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown situation. The report was based on evidence and realities from 7 provinces. The report was submitted in collaboration with Minority Rights Groups to the UN Special Rapporteur on disability, health, minority rights, indigenous peoples and violence against women on 21 April 2020 at OHCHR. It also included a number of recommendations that were crucial to making COVID-19 pandemic control and response actions disability, gender and indigenous inclusive to all. Also on the 27th of April 2020, based on the statements and recommendations from 21 organizations, NIDWAN Nepal and Minority Rights Group International (MRI) published the global statement.

COVID-19 and Its impact on Persons with Disabilities and Marginalized Groups in Nepal

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