Independent Living Indicators

17. Supported decision-making alternatives

A supported decision-making regime comprises various support options which give primacy to a person’s will and preferences and respect human rights norms. It should provide protection for all rights, including…

18. Safeguards

Safeguards must be present in a system of support in the exercise of legal capacity. The primary purpose of these safeguards must be to ensure the respect of the person’s…

19. Right to marriage and have children

Answers show that socio-cultural stigma is very common especially among women with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in developing countries, suggesting the importance of considering the relationship between gender and disability.…

20. Data collection on institutions

This question refers only to official statistics and only to “institutions”. The official figures need to cover all types of residential care where persons with disabilities live together in a…

22. De-institutionalisation processes

25% responded negatively while 15% responded positively. However 37% chose the Non Applicable option due to the unavailability or reliability of statistics on the trend. Respondents mentioned a few reasons…

23. Protection and monitoring

Article 16 of the UN CRPD requires the state to ‘take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social, educational and other measures to protect persons with disabilities, both within and outside the home,…