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U.S. Embassy Libya

February 17 at 8:56 AM

World-renowned American disability rights advocate Joyce Bender, joined by Ambassador Norland, virtually met with Libyan civil society organization leaders and advocates on February 9th to discuss matters concerning people with disabilities in Libya. Libyan representatives emphasized the need for people with disabilities, and other underrepresented people, to be able to participate in the political process and gain access to polling stations. They also stressed the need for access to educational and employment opportunities, the need for national reconciliation, and the value of integration of people with disabilities to achieve Libya’s full political and economic potential.

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