Please join DIDEPAS and our sponsors to learn about the Impact of Armed Conflict and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
on Persons with Disabilities: Prioritizing Mental Illness or PTSD in the Socio-Economic Recovery Strategies

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT - New York) on Zoom
English-French interpretation and Closed Captioning are available

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The event "Impact of Armed Conflict and Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on People with Disabilities - Prioritizing Mental Illness and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through Socio-Economic Recovery Strategies" is built on the previous conference held on the margins of CSW65 with the title "How to ensure the empowerment of women and girls, including people with disabilities, at all stages of their lives?

Participants will offer contexts to address the specific needs and requirements of people with mental illness or post-traumatic stress disorder, including those who have developed such pathologies, especially concerning the current pandemic and armed conflicts. Participants will also draw on specific examples by country.

The aim is to draw attention to mental illness or post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from armed conflicts or situations due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). These difficulties and their corollaries on the general population are not prioritized in post-disaster recovery strategies. In addition, people with disabilities are left behind, causing other pathologies: distress, anxiety, and even depression.

Both armed Conflicts and COVID-19 have severe implications for people with disabilities. The most affected are women, children, young people with disabilities.

 

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AGENDA

MODERATOR:

  • Jeannette KAH LE GUIL, Co-Founder CADUS, Co-Founder DIDEPAS, CEO ETNAD3

OPENING REMARKS:

  • The International Disability Alliance

  • Honorable Sehi Gaspar, Member of the National Assembly of Côte d’Ivoire

PANELISTS:

  • Brigitte CHABERT, Président Association Du Côté Des Femmes - Violences, femmes et handicap: Sensibiliser sur l'invisible et agir" Programme d’Education auprès des Femmes sur leur Droits en Matière de Violence et Handicap

  • Claire DESAINT, co-Présidente, Association Française Femmes pour le Dire Femmes pour Agir - Exploitation sexuelle des femmes en situation de handicap : Eduquer les jeunes filles et femmes contre les pratiques des trafiquants, Non aux violences sexuelles dont la prostitution spécialisée pour personnes dites handicapées

  • Professeur DIOMANDE Mohenou Isidore, Président ONG Sante-Education-Développement Côte d’Ivoire (SED-CI) - Inclusion Médico-Sociale des Personnes Handicapées: Développer de Nouveaux Modèles Alternant Institutionnalisation et Communautarisation du Handicap

  • Karen SABA, Co-Founder and Strategic Adviser, Safety Analysis and Business Advice LLC, USA - Direct Disability-Inclusive Capacity Building for humanitarian programs

  • Dr. Olivier MANCERON, Médecin de famille. Co-Président Association Zéromacho, Femmes pour le Dire, Femmes pour Agir - Eduquer les enfants à l'égalité filles-garçons pour lutter contre les violences faites aux femmes par les hommes

  • Sefakor KOMABU-POMEYIE (Ph.D.), Founder of Enlightening and Empowering People with Disabilities in Africa (EEPD AFRICA) - Implementing UNCRPD: Developing Independent Living Model in Africa to Prevent Women with Disabilities from Being Isolated and Excluded in Community

OPEN FLOOR DISCUSSION

CONCLUSION – NEXT STEPS