Never the Less: Disability, Displacement and Human Rights (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Friday April 5, 2019 - 6:15 PM
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
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About the Show
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More than a billion people live with some form of disability. That’s about 15% of the world’s population and yet across the globe, people with disabilities face regular contraventions of their basic rights. These range from egregious abuses – such as being put in shackles – to basic barriers to education, employment, safety and inclusion.
In this conversation, presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch, we’ll focus on some key issues and priorities, especially relating to disability rights in the region and in conflict zones. We’ll hear from Shantha Rau Barriga from Human Rights Watch and from author and disability rights advocate Nujeen Mustafa. Nujeen’s book, The Girl from Aleppo, tells the story of her extraordinary journey from Syria to Germany in a wheelchair – a journey she undertook in 2014 at the age of 16.
The pair will discuss Nujeen’s personal story and speak more broadly on issues of displacement, detention, disability and human rights. Hosted by David Manne.
Presented in partnership with Human Rights Watch.