Concluding Observation (Social Protection)UNCRPD's Concluding Observations on the initial report of the Philippines
- Concluding Observations
- Social Protection
- Adequate standard of living and social protection (art. 28)
- Rich Text
- The Committee is concerned about the:
(a) Lack of information about the implementation of policies such as the Food Safety Act of 2013 and the Poverty Alleviation Fund in ensuring a decent standard of living for persons with disabilities;
(b) The limited access of persons with disabilities to programmes concerning access to water, housing and food;
(c) The lack of allowances and resources to cover disability-related expenses, and the limited provision of social protection programmes for persons with disabilities regardless of their employment situation.
- The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Adopt criteria to ensure that programmes to provide for clean water, food and housing mainstream all persons with disabilities;
(b) Collect disaggregated data about the number and percentage of persons with disabilities who have received a minimum level of social protection from the Government, disaggregated by sex, age and ethnicity, in particular persons with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities;
(c) Adopt measures to provide social protection schemes and allowances that recognize the additional costs associated with disability and ensure access to disability pensions by all persons with disabilities throughout its territory;
(d) Adhere to target 10.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals to empower and promote the economic inclusion of all, in particular by targeting persons with disabilities.
- Philippine Observatory on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities