VOICE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

The Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka is implementing the project on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies which was designed to address implementation gaps of the Minimum Initiative Service Package (MISP) for SRH during emergencies.

This activity is an upcoming event of SPRINT project which is implemented to ensure Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in Emergencies by the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka. SPRINT project is at the forefront of addressing the SRH needs and gaps and the activities carried out by IPPF member associations, Ministry of Disaster Management and Disaster Relief Services Center, Ministries of Health, international and local relief agencies as well as UN agencies. Especially, the SPRINT is closely engaged with Family Health Bureau and Disaster Management Center.

By year 2019, as an output of capacity building strategy development and implementation the Family Planning Association is planning to initiate dialogue with government and non- governmental agencies which are working in emergencies. This programme is mainly aimed at identifying gaps for the service delivery to persons with disabilities and inclusion of persons with disabilities to the existing disaster response mechanism.

Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon conducted the session on “Voices of persons living with disabilities” at the consultative meeting on inclusion of persons with disabilities into SRH (Sexual and re-productive health) services during emergencies. The programme was held at the Marino Beach Hotel in June 2019.

 

Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:

1 Manique presenting.

2 Manique speaking.

3 Manique with the audience.

Manique Gunaratne

Sub Committee Member of Policy Development Unit of Prime Minister’s Office on Vocational, Technical Training and Employment Forcusing on Persons with Disabilities

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