Egyptian Bureau for Cultural and Educational Affairs
in United Kingdom and Ireland

DISABLING BARRIERS ACROSS BORDERS



 The Cultural Bureau arranged a talk by Mostafa Attia on Friday evening 15th of February 2019 tackling the global movement towards inclusion of disabled people and providing supporting laws to achieve this. According to several UN reports, disabled people represent approximately 15% of each countries' population which suggest that communities should exert efforts to accommodate this number. 

In the talk, Mostafa Attia – a disabled activist, from the global south (Egypt), and is currently completing his PhD at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at University of Leeds – was able to shed the light on the Egyptian policy treatment of disabled people from past to present. He has participated in the addition of disability related laws in the Egyptian constitution as well as Kuwait’s strategy towards disabled people. 

The talk was well attended by policy makers, academics and involved teachers and parents as well.

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