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Addressing remaining barriers to inclusion

The marginalization of persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific continues to be apparent. Many reasons are cited for this marginalization, including the lack of effective social protection services, the lack of policies to prohibit and enforce non-discrimination, and the existence of negative stereotypes held by the public about persons with disabilities. Issues such as population ageing, chronic health conditions, road traffic injuries, and conflict, all of which can be found throughout the region, greatly increase the number of persons with disabilities and impacts on their freedom, inclusion and empowerment,furthering the inequalities of accessibility and opportunity faced by persons with disabilities.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
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