International Day of Disabled Persons
IN many countries, organizations headed by the United Nations (UN) have come to increasingly recognize that the majority of people with disabilities, particularly those in developing countries, continue to be marginalized from mainstream development policies and programs. According to estimates, no more than two to three percent of disabled people now referred to as physically challenged people, who need rehabilitation are receiving such services. Lack of participation and interest of people with disabilities in processes that determine policies affecting their well-being has contributed to the neglect of their needs.
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Publication information: Article title: International Day of Disabled Persons. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: December 3, 2004. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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