Country Background

Brunei Darussalam has a population of 423,000 (UNESCAP 2015), and UNESCAP report in 2015 showed that a total of 1.1%, there is an estimated minimum of 4,148 people with disabilities who live in Brunei Darussalam.

According to statistics the social part of the Department of Planning and Economic Development, as of July 2009, an estimated 406,200 residents of Brunei.

Approximately 66% of the population are Malays, 11 percent Chinese and 23 percent of the indigenous peoples. Approximately 1.06% of the total population are people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities in Brunei is entitled to their civil, political, social, economic and culture on an equal basis with others.

In the context of Brunei Darussalam, the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Houses of Brunei Darussalam has a strong commitment in ensuring matters relating to persons with disabilities are given high priority in the National Agenda. In 2008, the Committee on the Disabled and elderly have been established under the purview of the National Council on the issue – social issues.

The committee has formulated a national plan of action on people with disabilities and older people to promote and protect their rights and to increase the participation of people with disabilities and inclusive development in the community.

International Agrrements

Brunei Darussalam has signed the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in 2007 and ratified in 2016.

Brunei Darussalam is a State Party to both major international human rights instruments, namely the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of child (CRC) and the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (CRC OP-SC).

Brunei has submitted a second booking of the provisions in the Convention Brunei believe that contrary to the Constitution and the beliefs and principles of Islam. Brunei is a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which undertook to ratify the Universal Periodic Review in 2009. Turkey is also a party to ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour.

Implementation's Right of Persons with Disabilites

Some policies and programs already in place (HRH, 2013) financial assistance is extended to people with disabilities under the old age and disability pensions act (1954)

and facility financing micro-credit is also available without the need for collateral or gurantor, for those who want to start generating revenue project. Besides skills training and job attachment program also provided one of the strategies implemented by the government is a community approach in tackling poverty.

Advocacy Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Teachers expressed the view that they would like to see more guidelines for curricular developmentand ongoing training. Other recommended groups of older people to provide feedback on their needs to the government.

The means to achieve change, including advocacy of non-governmental organizations and parents groups, the increase in international expertise and the continued improvement of services Brunei approach over time. Structured for home schooling and go to government schools, to ensure that all children with special needs possess access to services and education. A statement SEU requested, so that schools with students with special needs are given the provisions of a special budget to provide the necessary resources. Recommendations were also made for the government to look into the establishment of a facility to provide a sheltered workshop works on watched that young adults are better able to get jobs. Persuasion is needed in the employment sector, so that employment opportunities are made available for young adults who have completed their secondary education.

The role and philosophy of Self Help Organization (SHO) is “Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” The Role of Self Help Organization (SHO) in inclusive development is very important because we are stakeholders in each community. It is We are in the process of implementing our business that generate revenue to ensure financial security, and to achieve important public autism friendly for us to take advantage of this SHO enter fully and actively participate in every stage of development, which will ensure equitable distribution of resources.

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