Standards of Disability in Arab Society

Author
Maher Akhttiar
Content Type
Research Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
Until recently, people with disabilities in the Arab world have lived largely in the shadows, a silent sector lacking the opportunity to express their demands or discuss their needs. There are no medical, social, economic, legal, or political mechanisms in the region for discussing how disability is defined, or effectively explaining who disabled individuals are; this ambiguity in standards, which allows people to be divided into healthy and unhealthy categories, act as a mechanism of veiled oppression.
Topic
Social Movement
Political Geography
Middle East