Social Protection of People with Disabilities
In recent years, the Republic of Belarus has made important steps to enforce the rights of people with disabilities in the country in line with international standards.
In 2016, the country adopted the law “On ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”.
To ensure coordination of activities to implement provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2017 the Belarusian government drew up and adopted the appropriate national plan up to 2025.
The national plan lays down the following priorities: developing inclusive education, providing employment for people with disabilities, creating conditions that will enable people with disabilities to integrate into all areas of the life of the society.
People with disabilities and other persons in need of assistance have always been in the focus of attention of the government. They are entitled to social assistance in the form of payments (pensions, benefits, state targeted social assistance) and social services.