Egypt’s disabled marginalized by government

CAIRO — Egypt’s 2014 constitution granted its more than 10 million disabled citizens numerous rights. Some of them, however, think the state has not taken any new steps to improve their condition. Others believe that progress is merely slow, while some hold that their condition is actually getting worse. In September, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab decided to […]

Mentally Challenged in Morocco: We want our rights, not charity

The mental illness advocacy association UNAHM organized a sit-in in front of parliament in Rabat to ask for an urgent intervention from the authorities to guarantee rights for the mentally challenged that follow universal United Nations conventions. UNAHM was formed two years ago to defend and improve the rights of mentally ill persons, aiming at decreasing […]

Lebanon marks international day for the disabled

BEIRUT: Lebanon is seeking to improve services provided for people with special needs and physical handicaps as part of a strategy aimed at facilitating their integration in the society and the workforce, officials told a conference marking International Day for Persons with Disabilities Wednesday. Nawaf Kabbara, representing Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas, said Lebanon introduced […]