Dokolo’s Disability Union Advocates for Inclusivity in Woman MP Bye-Elections

By LBS staff

The Dokolo District Disability Union is deeply concerned about the marginalization of persons with disabilities in the ongoing campaign for the upcoming bye-elections for the woman member of Parliament.

Lack of inclusivity not only perpetuates discrimination but also undermines the democratic values we cherish as a society.

According to Ratif Abal the union chairperson Dokolo says despite being an integral part of our community, individuals with disabilities have been largely overlooked in the campaign efforts.

“We believe in the principles of inclusivity and representation, and it is disheartening to witness the absence of considerations for the unique needs and perspectives of persons with disabilities in the current political discourse” Abal noted.

He urges all political candidates and parties to address this issue promptly and take concrete steps to include persons with disabilities in their campaign strategies. 

Abal says that if this matter is not earnestly addressed, the Dokolo District Disability Union will be compelled to advise persons with disabilities to refrain from participating in the upcoming elections.

The union firmly believe that true democracy can only thrive when everyone, regardless of abilities, is given an equal opportunity to engage in the political process calling upon political leaders, civil society, and the public to join hands in ensuring that the campaign and subsequent elections are conducted in a manner that respects the rights and dignity of all citizens, including those with disabilities.

Dokolo District Disability Union is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in Dokolo district.

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