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Hong Kong: Workplace disability discrimination to be addressed

Posted 13/04-10 at 01.29

Lam Woon-kwong, chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, said employment discrimination was particularly bad in Hong Kong, especially for disabled people. More than half the complaints received in the past two years had concerned disability ...

Japan: Disabled people excluded from apartments

Posted 08/03-10 at 19.56

In Yonago, in the prefecture of Tottori, a manager of a prefectural apartment complex refused tenancies to three people because they were disabled. This was done even though disabled and elderly people, as well as other ‘vulnerable' groups, are ...

India: Supreme Court overturns abortion order for girl with learning difficulties

Posted 03/09-09 at 02.20

The Indian Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling, reversed a lower court's decision to order a girl with learning difficulties, to abort her baby against her wishes. The 18 year old, who lived in a state-run institution, became pregnant afte ...

Myanmar -Disabled people wait for aid

Posted 16/12-08 at 12.06

Disabled people are still waiting for post-cyclone aid.   ...

3rd December, International Day of Disabled People - Events and campaigns

Posted 08/12-08 at 21.43

What I did on International Day. Where were you on 3rd December 2008? We would love to hear your story. Please leave a comment about what you did, the event you took part in and people you met. "I had the day off work and met up ...

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