In 2006 the UN General Assembly approved the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities in order to establish definitively the essential rights that the Member States are committed to ensuring through actions and concrete instruments. The dictates of the Convention are based on the principle of equal treatment in respect of the diversity of each individual and are based on the rejection of any discrimination. The Convention itself recognizes the importance of the diversity of people with disabilities, considered but according to an equality perspective and not discrimination. “discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the dignity inherent and value of the human person” (art.24).
The history of Dokita is linked to the care of people with disabilities and to fight for the promotion of their rights. Brother Clement Maino, figure that inspired the founders of Dokita Onlus, has brought forward for his whole life the care of lepers. Dokita Onlus carries out every year numerous interventions to ensure care and assistance to people with disabilities.
There are currently plans for the support of people with disabilities in Cameroon, India, Philippines and in Albania where in 2012 Dokita has actively contributed to the drafting of the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health), the reference document for the classification, identification and care of disability. The publication of the ICF in the Albanian language has constituted a step forward enormous in the recognition of disabilities and consequence of the recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities.
The projects that Dokita brings forth in disability are aimed at offering integral support to disabled people by offering their services of assistance and care of the person, but also of empowerment so that they can participate actively in the social and economic life of their community. .
Inter alia, Dokita has become an excellence in educational reintegration of disabled children. Children with disabilities have a right to an integrated education of good quality and free, which meets their individual needs and facilitate the effective learning of each, favoring a full integration in the school and in the Community. The awareness of these particularities and the use of systems ameliorative alternative and will build a solid foundation in the present to the future life of children with disabilities.
Every years Dokita assists and supports multiple 7,000 people with disabilities in the world.