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Zimbabweans Attend World Disability Conference

  • Ndimyake Mwakalyelye

A delegation from Zimbabwe is among more than 140 countries attending a convention in New York, USA, to address the rights of persons with disabilities.

The convention, which ends Thursday, aims to address how best to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, beyond 2015.

People with disabilities continue to be discriminated against in schools, the workplace and even at home.

An estimated 10 percent of the world’s population or 650 million people, live with a disability, according to the UN, with the majority 80-percent in developing countries.

Rejoyce Timire is the executive director of the Disabled Women Support Organization. As a person with disabilities and in a wheelchair, she says she has confronted problems, and hopes the convention can end discrimination.
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