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Laura Jarriel

All women, abled and disabled, are sisters in the fight for equal rights

“Sisterhood is powerful” and can be used to bring both able-bodied and disabled women together in the fight for equal rights; that’s according to Stephanie Ortoleva, who is President of the US-based advocacy group Women Enabled International.

Ms Ortoleva has been at the United Nations to participate in a meeting focussed on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

UN marks International Day of Disabled with calls for full equality

With some 600 million people globally suffering disabilities and the day-to-day life of 25 per cent of the world's population touched in some way by the condition, the United Nations today marked International Day of Disabled Persons with calls for their full equality and integration into social life and development.