MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, YOGYAKARTA – People with disabilities rarely received basic services and sides from the government’s policies. To respond it, ‘Aisyiyah collaboratively invites all elements to provide good inclusive services for all, particularly people with disabilities.
“‘Aisyiyah has been deliberating and using the GEDSI (gender quality, disability, and social inclusion) perspective since its establishment. This movement concerns vulnerable groups whom the government often overlooks in the policy-making,” said the General Secretary of the ‘Aisyiyah Tri Hastuti Nur Rochimah in a Discussion on Encouraging Disability-Friendly Health Services on Thursday (9/2).
According to Tri Hastuti, the GEDSI becomes the ‘Aisyiyah’s belief to achieve inclusiveness, so all ‘Aisyiyah members should contribute to inclusive health services.
“Everyone may not be left. It means that everyone should get equal health services,” said Tri.
Tri wished the discussion became a reference to advocate with all governmental levels to provide disability-friendly health services. Thus, ‘no one left behind’ no longer becomes a slogan but a dream comes true.
Furthermore, a gender and social specialist, Indana Laazula, mentioned 8.56 percent of Indonesian people are people with disabilities. Indeed, they have a low participation rate any sectors such as education, training, job placement, and society.
“They get a stigma and experience subordination. They are often neglected, and we have to admit that access for people with disabilities is poor, so we should encourage the government to make disability-friendly policies,” said Indana.