Rights of persons with disabilities

 

There are approximately 1 billion people around the world, or 15% of the world's population, who experience some form of disability

There are several factors that contribute to the increase of this number, including: human conflicts, destruction due to natural causes, and poverty and unhealthy living conditions,as well as a lack of knowledge about disabilities, and the associated causes, preventions, and treatments. 

The Internet provides new possibilities for social inclusion and for safeguarding the rights of persons with disabilities.

Disability and poverty
Credit: World Bank Group Commitments on Disability-Inclusive Development

 

Our Experts

Ms Virginia Paque

Internet Governance and E-diplomacy Programmes, DiploFoundation

Born (and currently residing) in the United States, Ms Virginia (Ginger) Paque lived in Venezuela for more than 35 years. An educator and administrator by profession, she has 25 years’ experience in business and manufacturing systems consulting.