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Disability Rights Bill Offers Hope in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is on track to pass its first law on the rights of people with disabilities, which could improve the lives of millions of people across the country. Expand Congo is home to millions of people with disabilities. There is now hope their rights will be recognized. © 2013 John Bompengo/Radio Okapi Congo’s first minister for people with disabilities, Irène Esambo, herself a woman with a disability, is currently working on a bill expected to go through Parliament this year. After years of groundwork and advocacy with civil society groups she is determined to…

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