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In Afghanistan, Rights Setbacks for People with Disabilities

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A student with a white cane arrives at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2, 2012. © 2012 Omar Sobhani/Reuters Afghanistan started celebrating White Cane Safety Day in 2011, a day marked around the world to advocate for the rights of people with vision impairments. But there are doubts on whether there will be white cane day activities in Afghanistan this year. As with many human rights issues in the country, protections for people with disabilities have weakened. United States President Lyndon Johnson signed the US White Cane Law on October 15, 1964 to raise…

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