Disproportionate discrimination towards people with disabilities

A participant at the opening of the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. UN Photo/Loey Filipe

Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world's population, are living with a disability, according to the UN.

Indigenous persons with disabilities often experience discrimination on different levels and face barriers to the full enjoyment of their rights.

The issue was highlighted at the UN's Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, currently taking place at UN Headquarters in New York.

Cathrine Hasselberg reports.

Duration: 2’00″

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