People who have disabilities are an important part of our society, and it is essential to recognize their rights in all aspects of life. Rofah, a member of the Muhammadiyah Council for Thought and Judgment, stresses that people with disabilities are citizens and should have their fundamental rights guaranteed. Nevertheless, they often face significant challenges in accessing these rights.
Education is one of the fundamental rights that people with disabilities should be entitled to. They have a right to receive a quality education without encountering any barriers.
Additionally, they require appropriate support to help them develop their potential. The right to work is also essential for them to achieve economic independence, and they should not face any discrimination in the workplace.
Access to quality healthcare is an undeniable right that every individual deserves, including people with disabilities. Good health is of paramount importance for everyone, and people with disabilities should have equal access to healthcare facilities and medical care that meet their specific needs.
Moreover, people with disabilities have the right to practice their religion and beliefs and have the same rights as other citizens to marry, have a family, vote, and be elected in the political process.
“These rights are essential and should be guaranteed. People with disabilities should receive the necessary accommodations to enable them to live independently and contribute to society. Providing these accommodations is a basic right that must be respected by all parties,” said Rofah.
By raising awareness of the importance of recognizing disability rights, society and the government can work together to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all citizens, including those with disabilities.
“Let us make sure that everyone has the opportunity to live their life to the fullest,” said Rofah.