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Jordan: Insufficient Disability Rights Funding

Expand A blind girl reads from a Braille book in a classroom at the Royal Academy for the Blind in Amman. © 2011 REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (Amman, December 23, 2019) – Jordan’s government has failed to fund key ministries to carry out the law on the rights of people with disabilities passed two years ago, Human Rights Watch said today. Jordanian lawmakers should ensure that the 2020 budget provides adequate funding for policies and programs to ensure the rights of people with disabilities. In 2017, Jordan’s parliament passed a law on the rights of people with disabilities, which offers comprehensive…

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