Projects and suggestions for strengthening the rights of disabled people were discussed at the “Disability Rights Monitoring Workshop” organized in cooperation with the Near East University Social Research and Development Center and the Near East University Disability Rights Monitoring Committee.
The “Disability Rights Monitoring Workshop”, organized in cooperation with the Near East University Social Research and Development Center and the Disability Rights Monitoring Committee, was hosted by the Near East University.
The “Disability Rights Monitoring Workshop” held on “3 December World Disability Day”, which is celebrated every year to draw attention to the rights of disabled individuals and the difficulties they face around the world brought together many scientists to evaluate the current situation regarding the rights of disabled individuals, identify problems and develop solutions. In the workshop held, what should be done to improve the quality of life of disabled individuals and provide equal opportunities were discussed.
The opening speeches of the workshop, which was held with intense participation were delivered by Near East University Social Research and Development Center and Disability Rights Monitoring Committee President Prof. Dr. Zehra Altınay and Vice President of the Near East University Center of Excellence and Disability Rights Monitoring Committee Member Prof. Dr. Dudu Özkum Yavuz. The invited speaker of the workshop was Dr. Deepika Kohli from Education College, India, who shared her suggestions on inclusivity, accessibility and inter-institutional cooperation in education and service fields with the participants.
Many topics were discussed in the workshop
In the sessions moderated by Assist Prof. Dr Şahin Akdağ and Assist. Prof. Dr. Menil Çelebi, speakers shared information under the title of “Reducing Inequalities”. Near East University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Lecturer Prof. Dr. Kamil Seyrek İntaş made a presentation on “Disability and Health”, Dean of the Faculty of Tourism of Near East University Prof. Dr. Nesrin Menemenci Bahçelerli spoke on “Disability and Tourism”, Near East University Faculty Member Assist. Prof. Dr. Ümran Duman made a presentation on “Physical, Architectural Access”, Near East University Faculty of Engineering Software Engineering Lecturer Assist. Prof. Dr. Kaan Uyar spoke on “Accessibility”, Near East University Faculty of Law Lecturer Assist. Prof. Dr. Aysun Beybola made a presentation on “Rights and Law”, Near East University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Head of Human Resources Management Department, Assist. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Baykan shared his opinions “Employment” and Recep Uğur Arslan on “Dormitories, Accommodation Services”.
Projects should be developed to reduce inequalities for a sustainable society.
Prof. Dr. Fahriye Altınay, in line with the sustainable development goals of the Social Research Center, underlined that she focuses on quality of life, reducing inequality, improving quality education, sustainable societies, justice and partnership. Prof. Dr. Altinay also emphasized that they cooperate within the framework of a broad vision and solidarity in the fields of women, children and disability.
Emphasizing the importance of producing scientifically based policies and strategies for the purpose of “Reducing Inequalities” and popularizing accessible services and the concept of equal service for everyone in all areas, Prof. Dr. Zehra Altınay stated that the results of the workshop, which is held successfully every year, have been transformed into strategies for new policies and healthier services. Making the closing speech of the workshop, Near East University Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt also stated that they attach importance to the reports and outputs of the comprehensive event and drew attention to the importance of the sustainability and accessibility courses to be implemented. İnci Genç, a member of the Disability Rights Monitoring Committee, thanked Near East University for the support it provides to disabled students.