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UK: Reframing Disability

Posted 03/06-11 at 02.34

Since mid-February, the Royal College of Physicians has been hosting an exhibition exploring historical portraits of disabled people. The exhibition also includes the voices of 27 disabled participants from across the UK, who came together to disc ...

UK: Daily Mail and misleading articles on disability benefits

Posted 20/04-11 at 12.16

In February, the Daily Mail, one of the UK's tabloid newspapers, quoting unnamed ‘government sources', claimed that Half the 3.2million people on disability benefit have never been asked for evidence to back their claims, it emerged l ...

Nigeria: Court remands 24 disabled people over attack

Posted 07/09-10 at 11.02

An Upper Shari'ah Court in Kano State has ordered 24 disabled people to be held in custody for allegedly attacking the Special Adviser to Kano State Governor on Disabled Persons last week. According to the police the accused attacked the g ...

Tanzania: Rumours have negative impact on disabled beggars

Posted 12/03-10 at 13.09

Rumours have been circulating in Dar es Salaam that a woman was bewitched by a disabled beggar. It was claimed that she grew hairs as she was trying to give him money. He then demanded to be kissed for the hairs to vanish. She obliged and, althoug ...

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