Visit STPL Bekasi, Delegation from Iran Interested in Handling Disabilities
BEKASI (July 18, 2023) – The delegation of the 8th RI-Iran Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue visited Pangudi Luhur Integrated Center (STPL) in Bekasi, to exchange information regarding the handling of persons with disabilities.
Seyed Mohsen Emadi as Deputy Director General on Human Rights and Women Affairs, the Delegation from Iran stated that disability issues are an important part of the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and have become international conventions and things that must be fulfilled for various groups of people.
"Serious efforts have been made to fulfill their rights (persons with disabilities), including by the health system in our country," said Seyed Mohsen.
On this occasion, continued Seyed Mohsen, the delegation wanted to see the activities of the rehabilitation center to increase knowledge of handling persons with disabilities in the framework of the 8th dialogue between the governments of Iran and Indonesia in the future.
"Concerning the rights of children with disabilities, I was accompanied by Mrs. Janati Moheb from the Embassy of Iran in Jakarta regarding the discussion of disability as part of the discussion between the two countries, because disability rights are so important and I am very happy to be here," said Seyed Mohsen.
The Acting Director of Social Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities (RSPD), Nursyamsu stated that Pangudi Luhur Integrated Center (STPL) had carried out an integrated service model not only for rehabilitation but also for empowerment.
"According to the directive of the Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, we focus on rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, as well as suppressing acts of physical violence and immoral issues against persons with disabilities and other unnecessary violence," said Nursyamsu.
Furthermore, Nursyamsu explained that every beneficiary (PM) who will be rehabilitated at STPL must go through several stages, starting from assessment to intervention as a result of the assessment.
"PM will be taught about soft skills, hard skills, given access to education and required to have BPJS, and directed to develop entrepreneurship," he said.
After a brief presentation, the delegation accompanied by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Acting Director of the RSPD visited plastic waste processing, sewing rooms, automotive rooms, low-cost subsidized flats, massage training rooms, digital reading corners (pocadi), and finally at the center link, as well as awarding of souvenirs from both sides.
Also, present the other delegation from Iran were Mahdi Rounagh as Charge d'Affairs a.i, Faezeh Jannati Moheb as Third Secretary of Political Affairs, Saman Yousefvand as Expert of the Secretariat of Human Rights and Cultural Diversities, Shida Nowrouzi as Expert of International Affairs of Woman Family and Children, and Ali Pahlevani as the interpreter of the Embassy of Iran.