Twin activists from Ghana are praying for the day when a child born with albinism “will not be met with scorn, scandal and spectacle.”
Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a “moral imperative” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday.
A 15-year old girl from the East African country, Tanzania, says an operation to correct a facial disability means that she can “look forward to a future when I am not laughed at.”
The world needs to focus on the “capabilities and abilities” of people with disabilities and “not just the disability.”
A change of mentality is needed in order to realize greater inclusion of persons with disabilities.
The first ever Paralympic refugee sports team is providing refugees with disabilities a new way to heal from their traumatic experiences.
At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean
At least 130 are dead or missing following three new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday.
Just as people with disabilities represent a diverse cross-section, society must come up with diverse and inclusive solutions that protect their human rights.
At least 2.7 million children live in care institutions around the world where there's a risk of long-term developmental problems, the UN has warned.
There needs to be a “paradigm shift” towards understanding that people living with Down syndrome have the right and the ability to work and engage in communities, a Down syndrome advocate has said.
Andrew Boys is Director of Down Syndrome International.