Disability

“Protect the girls, respect the women,” says Sierra Leone minister

Protecting girls from forced or underage initiations like female circumcision has always been a focus of Sylvia Blyden, Sierra Leone’s Minister of Gender and Social Affairs.

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"We need more innovation": disability advocate

Technological innovation can help break down the barriers to success people with disabilities can face in the workplace, a disability activist says.

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UN expert urges greater protection of people with albinism from witch doctors

In the wake of a high-profile conviction of a mastermind who murdered and dismembered a woman with albinism, a United Nations independent expert is calling for additional oversight of traditional healers who use body parts in witchcraft rituals and so-called medicines.

"Strong link" between disability and poverty, says UN rights expert

At least 125 million people with disabilities are living in “extreme poverty” worldwide, according to a United Nations disability rights expert.

Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar is the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

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