The struggle for equal rights for persons with disabilities often comes up against harsh economic realities in the Majority World. Cash shortages are what governments hide behind when they deny proper participation to a full 10 per cent of citizens, but they are by no means the only barrier disabled people want to knock down. Entrenched prejudice, ignorance and indifference often leave people with disabilities stranded outside society.
As disabled peoples' organizations gain strength and begin to network in the Majority World, the momentum for change keeps building. This month's *NI* will provide a space for persons with disabilities from a range of backgrounds to have their say.
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