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Disabilities group urges politicians to consider their needs in local elections

The needs of disabled Cambodians have not been taken into account in the forthcoming local elections, a disabilities group has said. Ngin Saoroth, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organization (CDPO), told reporters this week that politicians were not putting “the issue of the disabled ...

Hean Socheata
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/disabilities-group-urges-politicians-to-consider-their-needs-in-local-elections/3869502.html

Gov to give drivers licenses to people with disabilities

Em Chan Makara, president of the Disability Action Council (DAC), told reporters that his group will issue drivers licenses for people with disabilities in conjunction with the government. The council will also discuss appropriate vehicles for disabled people with other stakeholders. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18828/gov-to-give-drivers-licenses-to-people-with-disabilities/

Disabled khmers struggle for voting rights

Despite having enough members to make a significant difference in the next elections, disability rights groups are struggling to get the National Election Committee (NEC) to take their needs seriously ahead of the 2017 commune elections and the 2018 national elections. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17877/disabled-khmers-struggle-for-voting-rights/

Disabled education lacking

In an internal report released this week, the Ministry of Education gave itself high marks for the access to education it offers disabled children, offering a rundown of successes in the field dotted with green checkmarks, not unlike a school report card. However, though the ministry ...

Rebecca Moss
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disabled-education-lacking

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