Discrimination Of Children With Disabilities In China Case Study

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More than 83 million people with disabilities live in China (Human Rights Watch, 2013) (action verb). Discrimination against the disabled is common, and many disabled people in China are barred from even the most basic human rights. Even though China has ratified the United Nations’ Convention on Rights of Persons With Disabilities, the government still has no strategy to achieve the goals set out by the conference (Farrar, 2014). In China, the disabled are seen as outcasts and worthless to society (Tsao, 2000). Children with disabilities in China are often abused or neglected or even put in orphanages; laws need enforcement and schools need to put disability awareness into school curriculum to resolve the problem of disability discrimination. In China, children with disabilities are stigmatised, marginalized, and abused (Palmer, 2014). In fact, “to have a disabled child was fail not only your family, but your country and your people”(Palmer, 2014). It is also seen as “some sort of punishment” to the parents (Tsao, 2000). Chinese tradition shames parents who have children that are disabled because “superstitions in Asian culture…show more content…
China has a great foundation of laws to start on. In China: End Discrimination of Children With Disabilities, Human Rights Watch (2013) reports, “The Chinese government ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008”. Not only does the convention assert the rights of the disabled people to be recognized and respected, it also states the government needs to remove the barriers that impede the rights of the disabled (Mepham, 2010). But in order to make any difference, the Chinese government needs “a clear and consistent strategy” to reach the goals of the convention (Human Rights Watch, 2013). Developing this strategy and then enforcing the laws laid out by the convention is a probable solution to preventing disability

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