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The Rights to Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar

The Rights to Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities in Yangon, Myanmar

Rights to Decent Work – This research examined why people with a disability are denied their right to work through interviews with persons with disabilities and people working in this sector. It reveals the problems for persons with disabilities to secure good employment are: a) the non-implementation of the relevant domestic law; b) the traditional mindset of the Burmese people in viewing persons with disabilities; and c) the various challenges faced by persons with disabilities which are not taken into consideration in respect of employment opportunities. The stakeholders, including the government, can rectify the misconceptions about persons with disabilities to generate awareness among employers and implement and enforce the law which safeguards persons with disabilities rights.

Author:  Nang Shan

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Topics:
Labour rights, Person with disability