There is a strong co-relation between democracy and development. It is therefore right that everyone, including persons living with disabilities, be involved in democratic processes. When people with disabilities have a strong and unified voice, governments are held accountable and their rights are respected.

Development happens through jobs. Jobs allow families to escape poverty, individuals to develop skills, and excluded groups such as women and youth to gain economic independence. For persons with disabilities, education, training and access to employment is a very personal and sensitive priority.

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