Rwanda

Region: Africa

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Rwanda’s Constitution promotes the rights of persons with disabilities by emphasizing on their welfare as stipulated in the articles 16, 51 and 139 among others; ensuring quotas on representation in decision making organs and visibility of persons with disabilities; establishing the National Council of persons with disabilities.

According to the Rwandan Ministerial order N° 20/18 of 27/7/2009 determining the modalities of
classifying persons with disabilities into basic categories based on the degree of disability, in Rwanda
context, people with disabilities shall be classified under the following categories:
– Physically disabled persons;
– Sight-impaired persons;
– Deaf-and-dumb persons or persons with either of these disabilities;
– Mentally disabled persons;
– Persons with disabilities not specified in the above categories approved by the Medical
committee.

Compilation On Rwandan Disability Legal Framework

National business and disability networks or initiatives

Branches of GBDN company members