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Editorial (2 March 2015)

Surprisingly this week some updates are going to be very questioning and would surely stay hot issues for this month, I am amazed to see country like USA lacking in accessibility for the persons with disability. Boston College has become more difficult to navigate for people with disabilities in recent years, according to former and current students whose complaints have …

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Boston College (BC) faces inquiry over accessibility of campus

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff From her wheelchair, a graduate student pointed out this new set of stairs during a recent tour of the campus Federal and state officials are investigating Boston College for possible violations of accessibility laws, amid complaints from some current and former students with disabilities who describe navigating sections of the campus as a nightmare. Problem spots, including …

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Pakistan High on List of Countries having Stunted Children

Pakistan is among the six countries in Asia and 10 countries in the world that contribute most to the global burden of stunting (below normal growth) among children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says in its report.   With Pakistan in Asia, this burden is also shared by Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines. Due to the high …

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Report: People of Substance – Aspire to Inspire

On 27th of Jan 2015 Coca Cola company ltd.’s   CSR organized an event “People of Substance - Aspire to inspire” for the motivation of their Employees. They invited successful PWDs (Persons with disabilities) as motivational speakers to share their inspirational journey of life to set an example for enable population. Jawaid Rais- President of DWA (Disabled Welfare Association) & General …

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India Seeks to End Lymphatic Filariasis

NEW DELHI — A video entitled “Giant footprints!” opens with a group of children playing happily in a field. One of them finds a giant footprint, which they follow, slowly joined by the rest of their town, to a health clinic. The door to the clinic opens and the producer of the footprint is revealed: a man with lymphatic filariasis …

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Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities

Ensuring dignity and equal opportunity   “Protection of the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2013” was passed with a view to ensuring the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. The newly enacted law will abolish the former “Bangladesh Persons with Disability Welfare Act, 2001.” The aim of the act is to guarantee the educational, physical and mental …

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AFGHANISTAN: Disability deprives children of education

          "How can I walk all the way to my school? How can I move up the stairs? How can I play with other boys? Who will take me to toilet?" asks this boy   KABUL, 21 October 2008 (IRIN) - Abdul Latif lost his legs in a landmine explosion in 2002 shortly after starting primary …

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NGOs suggest government’s failure to engage is damaging civil society

As last week’s NGO conference came to close, the award ceremony – with Minister of Defence Mohamed Nazim acting as chief guest – suggested strained relations between government and civil society. Of the 22 organisations taking part in the conference organised by the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives – 12 from Malé and 10 from the atolls – not …

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