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SAIDR Sara Minkara visits Cuba

Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Department of State Special Advisor on International Disability Rights (SAIDR) Sara Minkara visited Havana, Cuba, between January 29 and January 31.

During her visit, SAIDR Minkara urged for greater inclusion of Cubans with disabilities in all aspects of society. She engaged with representatives from the Cuban government, alumni of Embassy-sponsored programs, and students from educational institutions in Havana.

During her visit, SAIDR Minkara underscored that policies promoting inclusion, diversity, and equality in the workplace encourage economic growth and respect for human rights across society.

She also emphasized the importance of dismantling physical and cultural barriers for persons with disabilities in order to build a world where “society demands the inclusion of persons with disabilities.”

Cuba´s Foreign Ministry (MINREX) said those representatives of the institutions Minkara paid a visit provided her with information on Cuba’s strategies and efforts to guarantee the comprehensive protection and full development of people with disabilities.

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