My Community... A City for Everyone
In November 2013, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, launched the ‘My Community... A City for Everyone’ initiative. The initiative aims to transform Dubai into a friendly city for People of Determination by 2020 through projects and initiatives that maximise the participation of this important group in society and remove obstacles to their positive involvement as capable individuals in society. This maybe accomplished by achieving the following objectives:
Promoting equal opportunities
Maintaining community cohesion
Building community capacity and promoting social capital
Reducing and eliminating social marginalisation
To learn more about the initiative and about the Dubai Strategy for People of Determination 2020, click on the following link:
DEWA is committed to protecting the rights of People of Determination and their integration into society and the work environment. DEWA also works on developing the capabilities of society (individuals and institutions) in dealing with them. For some basic tips on caring for People of Determination, watch the below video.
Law No. 2 of 2014 regarding the protection of the rights of people of determination in the Emirate of Dubai
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved the law for the protection of the rights of People of Determination in Dubai. The law provides a qualified environment to ensure that all People of Determination enjoy their rights under existing legislation, consolidating their dignity, and protecting them from all forms of violence, while also integrating them into society and making them a differentiating element of discrimination, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
To learn more about the law, click on the link.
To learn more about the rights of People of Determination, we recommend that you go through a rights booklet issued by the Community Development Authority, found here.
The People of Determination Legislative Framework in DEWA
Official Symbols representing POD classifications
The Ministry of Community Development in the UAE has adopted official symbols representing classifications of People of Determination. These symbols were circulated to all government organisations with directives to use them in all service delivery centres, smart services, publications and media content.
This facilitates the access for POD to government services and supports their inclusion in society.