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SOMETHING IS HAPPENING
by Samir Abi, Executive Director of Visions Solidaires
People with disabilities face many hurdles and obstacles, especially in Africa. Thanks to civil-society activism, the situation is improving slowly. A lot remains to be done, however, until persons with disabilities can enjoy equal opportunities.
In Africa more than anywhere else, living with a disability is a daily challenge. People who need wheelchairs or crutches struggle to navigate towns full of obstacles and barriers. All too often, buildings and passages prove inaccessible. Social marginalisation is exacerbated when personal mobility is obstructed and access to public institutions and education facilities remains restricted. (suite…)