Jens Philippi runs a small plant nursery in Saarbrücken, and has made it policy to hire staff members with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he’s now won an award from the state of Saarland.
Disabled rights groups in India are demanding a new law that guarantees civil and political rights to disabled people. They also want the government to expand the definition of disability.
As the Winter Paralympics begin in Sochi, Russian activists are hoping the Games will help combat widespread prejudice. They say people with disabilities have been marginalized in Russia for decades.
A scandal mounted in Japan's classical music world in recent weeks, centered on lies told by a composer whose life seemed to parallel that of Ludwig van Beethoven. Mamoru Samuragochi issued two confessions on Friday.
In Cameroon, people living with disabilities face discrimination. This applies to children as well adults. Teacher Fuka Fuen Relindis has made it her mission to fight popular prejudice.
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