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2011 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Young persons with disabilities are frequently neglected and invisible actors in society due to socio-cultural factors. This harsh reality is often compounded with poverty, illiteracy and gender. Having a solid, quality education can help to empower and equip both men and women with the skills and abilities to overcome these obstacles. It is through education and literacy that girls and young women in particular can become active contributors to their communities.
The East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI released a joint statement to celebrate this event to continue to urge the renewed commitment of the regional community to uphold education as an inalienable human right for everyone.