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'You Can and Should Do More to Ensure That People With Disabilities Are Included in All Aspects of Your Work – We Can’t Wait Any Longer'

Expand Nujeen Mustafa speaks at the United Nations Security Council briefing on April 24, 2019.   Thank you, Mr. President. Good afternoon, Mr. President, your Excellencies, Civil Society colleagues, Ladies, and Gentlemen, My name is Nujeen Mustafa and I am 20 years old from Aleppo, Syria. I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair to move around. It is a privilege to share with you my insights on the humanitarian situation for people with disabilities in Syria. I will start by posing a question: What does it mean to be a young woman person with a disability in Syria?     For me, it meant…

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