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Accessibility Organization for Afghan Disabled
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Disability in Afghanistan

Disability in Afghanistan:
Disabilities is a cross-cutting and the development issue in Afghanistan there is no specific national data available for the exact number of Persons with disabilities but the recent general Survey of the Asia Foundation broadcasted in Media on 17 December 2015 reported according to their questionnaire that 24.3% of the families in 34 provinces said yes we have a member of family living with a sort of War injuries or disabilities. 
Persons with disabilities of Afghanistan is the most marginalized and excluded groups in the country experiencing widespread violations of their rights dignity as neglected population because of the 36 years of conflicts and huge number of PWD increasing day by day. Discrimination arises not as a result of the intrinsic nature of PWD, but rather, as a consequence of lack of availability of financial and human resources, employment in the labor markets for equal participation of persons with disabilities independently. These circumstances’ addressed Persons with disabilities as poorest of the poor in the Afghan society. According to the AOAD experiences from nation-wide, persons with disabilities look as charity groups it’s closed their ways for development to understand the knowledge of its causes and implications, fear of difference, fear of infection or contamination increasing more disabilities day by day.
Disability and Education:
95% percent of children with disabilities in Afghanistan do not attend schools due to inaccessible education environment. The level of literacy rate for adults & children with disabilities is very low because of the less attention and lack of schools, literacy education facilities in the country.
Employment of Persons with disabilities:
The government of Afghanistan did not considered the 3% employment quota for Persons with disabilities thus who are graduated from higher education remained jobless and very difficult to find  jobs due to the discrimination and inactive of the 3% implementation law for PWD.

Disability and Employment:
There are around 3 million people living with various types of disability and half of them are in the working-age, but only limited number of these people has some kind of employment opportunities, while the majority of people with disabilities do not have access to job and employment in the present situation in Afghanistan.

Around (103,000) people with disabilities are registered with the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) where they receive a monthly welfare stipend of 300-5,000 Afs. (Approximately 80 USD/per month) per head as social security or pension allowance but this pension fund is discriminative those, who are war victims they are eligible but those who are birth defects such as polio, or inadequate medical impairs are not entitled in the disability pension by the Afghan government of the disability commission.

Disabilities measurement:
Around 24.3% persons of the Afghan population living in some sorts of disabilities according to the Asia Foundation report of 2015.

This figure is increasing through none-stopping of War, population growth, inadequate medical services and the ageing process, says WHO/UNICEF.

Around 95% of Persons with disabilities in Afghanistan living in extreme poverty.
Disability rates are significantly higher among groups with lower educational attainment in Afghanistan
Women and girls with disabilities are the particularly treat as disregard family member in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan government has 3% of employment quota for persons with disabilities but so far 0.5 has not received employment accordingly.

Women with disabilities are recognized to be multiply disadvantaged living in sever extreme poverty on account of their gender and their disabilities.
95% of children in the early age with disabilities have no access to education.

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