NEWS: Arab Region Lacks Disability Awareness, Says Outgoing UN Special Rapporteur on Disability
Sheikha Hissa Khalifa Al Thani, who is nearing the end of her six-year tenure as the United Nations special rapporteur on disability, told The National that the Arab region lags behind the rest of the world in disability awareness. The National is a newspaper in the United Arab Emirates.
“It doesn’t need to be this way,” Sheika Hissa told The National “Countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia could have standards like Scandinavian countries – but there is this obstacle, which is the lack of awareness.”
Read the full interview with Sheika Hissa; her perspective on disability rights in the Arab region; and her involvement with disability issues both before and during time at the United Nations at:
Thank you to Ghulam Nabi Nizamani for alerting me to this news story.
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