Disability Rights

Disability Must Be a Priority Within Development Programmes, Say MPs

This article was shared by Diana Samarasan, Executive Director of the Disability Rights Fund, from the Guardian’s Global Development blog –

Disability as an issue needs to be a priority within development programmes, according to UK MPs.

A report published on Thursday by the parliamentary international development committee stresses the close links between disability and poverty. Launching the report, Malcolm Bruce, the committee’s chair, said: “Disabled people in developing countries are the poorest of the poor: if we are serious about tackling extreme poverty, our development work has to target them.”

Click here for the full report, and read the full article on the Guardian’s website.


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