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Vietnam implements sweeping disability rights legislation

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
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Post 12 Jul 2010, 01:51
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Vietnam implements sweeping disability rights legislation
Saturday, July 10, 2010
By: Derek Ford

Vietnam implemented sweeping disability rights legislation. Ratified by the National Assembly, the law guarantees equality for people with disabilities in respect to education, work, health care, sports and entertainment, transportation and more. The law is said to benefit over seven million disabled Vietnamese people.

Under French colonialism, Vietnam was utilized primarily for agricultural production. The disabled were marginalized because they were not able to provide the same quantity of labor to the French capitalists as their able-bodied counterparts. The Vietnamese government has been working closely with the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization to undo this colonial legacy.

There have been multiple legislative and institutional efforts made to promote the rights of the disabled since the early 1990’s. In 1992, the constitution guaranteed the protection of people with disabilities.

The newest legislation includes a five-year plan to provide inclusive education for children with disabilities, as opposed to the “separate but equal” logic that prevails in the United States.


VietNam News wrote:
President brings in law offering more opportunities for disabled

HA NOI — The Law on People with Disabilities was promulgated yesterday, paving the way for equal opportunities for this group.

The law, that was endorsed by President Nguyen Minh Triet, sets out the rights and responsibilities of a disabled person, as well as the obligations of the State, relatives and society.

Certain disabled people will be eligible for monthly social allowances and burial costs if they die after the legal document comes into effect at the beginning of next year.

The relatives of people with severe disabilities will also receive a monthly pension, as will carers and the disabled person if they are pregnant or the parent of a child under three years old.

The State will also cover the costs of a social protection centre for homeless people with severe disabilities.

"I'm so happy and feel protected under the new law. I look forward to the moment when it comes into effect," said Nguyen Trung Quan, a Ha Noi resident who suffered a serious work accident seven years ago.
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Certain disabled people will be eligible for monthly social allowances and burial costs if they die after the legal document comes into effect at the beginning of next year.
The relatives of people with severe disabilities will also receive a monthly pension, as will carers and the disabled person if they are pregnant or the parent of a child under three years old.
The State will also cover the costs of a social protection centre for homeless people with severe disabilities.


It's weird that they created this disability law only now in 2010 and they've claimed to be socialist since 1973...
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Post 15 Jul 2010, 12:53
Well, it is as weird as we created the unemployment pay last year...
But I think it would have existed until I read this in the national newspaper.

BTW, it's 1975.
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Post 26 Dec 2014, 19:53
Our country is already half-capitalism now, I'm afraid. The government are equitizing government corporation (electricity, gas, water,...) but the government still hold at least 60 - 80% of the shares.
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Our country is already half-capitalism now, I'm afraid. The government are equitizing government corporation (electricity, gas, water,...) but the government still hold at least 60 - 80% of the shares.

Its better being half-way socialist, with an increasing standard of living, then being "full" (if full means planned economy that is) socialist, and having a horrible economy which does nothing for nobody. As Stalin the pragmatic said on a number of occasions; neither Marx nor Engels could foresee the future. Secondly, if you are to follow Marx and Engels writings, the truth is that Vietnam should have a fully capitalist economy at this stage rather then a halfish one.
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