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Spotlight on… Disability rights around the world
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 In the last 70 years there has been progress on rights for disabled people – but it’s been slow work – and there’s still a long way to go.
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Being classified as a terrorist threat makes me feel excluded
Working for an international organisation means a lot of flights – but travelling with a wheelchair and assistance dog is…
How Jo Cox bested Peter Mandelson, and other loving memories
From the very beginning of Jo Cox’s career as a campaigner, she was stubborn, fearless, but most of all loving
 In the news
Zika: Demand for abortions is soaring in countries hit by the virus, finds a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Nigeria: MSF have reported a “catastrophic humanitarian emergency” at Bama camp for people fleeing Boko Haram in Nigeria

Bill Gates: The Microsoft philanthropist gave 100,000 chickens away. Good idea or not?

“As someone with MS who only travels for holidays and has experienced many problems with airports, including lost and damaged mobility equipment, I am hugely impressed that you are persevering! The emotional impact of these repeated difficulties is considerable. I am made more aware of my disability when traveling than at any other time and feel totally powerless. Good luck with your future travel.”

– SarahWebley in response to Being classified as a terrorist threat makes me feel excluded

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