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Annual Report 2012

In 2012 the continued expansion in our public presence following which the Commission facilitated a number of requests from various organizations and institutions to make our services even more understood and accessible. These developments led us to embark on a fundamental organization of constituent units, which are now in the process of being implemented. We expect that when achieved it will enhance our productivity and ability to deal with the increasing number of complaints from the public.

Annual Report 2011

The expansion of the Commissions Public Education Programme stemmed from increasing requests from various organisations and institutions to make our services more available to the wider public. There is, accordingly, in 2011 greater public awareness of our relevance and importance. With the appointment in 2011 of a new and re-invigorated Commission I confidently expect renewed vigour and new initiatives.

Annual Report 2010

It is with some pride and pleasure that I commend our report for the year 2010 to the wider public. Whereas the period 2008/2009 was one that involved the establishment of our foundations, 2010 was a period of consolidating. In 2009 we had moved to more spacious accommodation at Wrightson Road. This permitted more adequate staffing and in 2010, we began work in earnest.

Annual Report 2008-2009

This report is being submitted in keeping with Clause 53 of the Equal Opportunity Act (EOA) of 2000. Use Equal Opportunity Commission(EOC) was appointed on the 21st April, 2008 with a basic mandate to work towards the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equality and good relations between persons of different statuses.

Convention on Rights of PWDs

The purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.