Campaigning for voting rights for people with disabilities in Perú
1 June 2012
Dr. Ricardo Alberto Zevallos Arévalo, Director General of Sense International (Perú), recently attended the launch of a new Human Rights Watch report, "I Want to be a Citizen Just Like Any Other".
The report examines the barriers which prevent people with disabilities in Peru from exercising their civil rights, including the right to vote. It presents recommendations for how the Peruvian government can follow through on its intentions, stated in October 2011, to give people with disabilities their full rights.
The report is based on interviews with more than 100 people with disabilities and their families, as well as with Peruvian government officials and disability advocates.
Sense contributed to this research, including facilitating meetings with deafblind people in Lima and Cuzco. The report includes two photos of deafblind people including a cover image of Monica, a deafblind woman and Sense International (Perú) member, expressing her opinion on her right to political participation.
You can find out more and download the report on the Human Rights Watch website.
First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018