Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alonzo Emery ’10 helps to build a disabilities clinic at Renmin University Law School in Beijing

by Elaine McArdle

At least 675 million people in the world have physical, intellectual or psychosocial disabilities, and many struggle for basic human rights including education and physical safety. In some countries, disabled children are not allowed to enroll in school or are segregated from other children. Women with disabilities are more likely to be sexually abused, and their complaints often are disregarded by authorities. Many nations offer no accommodations to or assistance for people with disabilities. And even among families and well-meaning international aid organizations, the needs of disabled people are widely ignored or misunderstood.

This article was originally published in the HLS Bulletin. Read the full article here.