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The UAE Cabinet has approved the ‘People of Determination Protection from Abuse Policy’ to empower and protect persons with disabilities by allowing them to participate effectively within a safe community environment that offers them enhanced opportunities and guarantees their right to a dignified life.
The Policy aims to protect ‘the determined’ from abuse, empowering them, their families and their co-workers to deal with cases of abuse, enable persons with disabilities to defend themselves and set mechanisms to identify instances of potential maltreatment of people of determination swiftly.
The Policy also aims to increase the national cadres specialised in identifying and responding to abuse cases by raising their proficiency in providing adequate care for individuals exposed to maltreatment.
It also seeks to provide appropriate restorative programmes for persons with disabilities who have been exposed to any forms of abuse and mitigating the impact of such violence.
It categorises forms of abuse that may be experienced by persons with disabilities as ranging from depriving individuals of their fundamental rights, lack of access to medical care, recreation or community integration, as well as economic or financial abuse.
The Policy is a response to global statistics and research findings which indicate that adults and children with disabilities are at much higher risk of exposure to violence and abuse than non-disabled peers. It seeks to mitigate psychological and emotional trauma that may accumulate as a result of long-term abuse, in all its forms.
A team from the Dubai Police visited the people of determination at Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones, and a warm reception was held by the students on the first school day after the summer holidays.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan once aptly described the establishment of the United Arab Emirates in 1971 as a “dream” that became a “bright reality” for the citizens,
Wafa Hamad Bin Sulaiman, Director of Welfare & Rehabilitation Centre Department for People of Determination, revealed the registration of (174) male and female students as per the recorded registration system.
The People of Determination Centres of the Ministry of Community Development received students in the new academic year titled “Welcome back” with a number of interactive activities and attended by parents, teaching and administration staff of the centers.
This time the royal was spotted in Nobu Dubai, a Japanese restaurant. A video shared by the restaurant showed the Ruler of Dubai casually walking in the restaurant surprising staff and diners.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) affirmed that the permit for persons staying outside the UAE for more than 6 months does not include residents of the Emirate of Dubai, according to the new updates.
“The programme that bears the name of the UAE founder late Sheikh Zayed, continues to achieve the purpose for which he established it.”