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Jordan and Disability Rights: A Pioneering Leader in the Arab World

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Title:Jordan and Disability Rights: A Pioneering Leader in the Arab World
Authors:Rutherford, Kenneth R.
Keywords:disability rights
Jordan
Middle East
Date Issued:2007
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Rutherford, K. R. (2007). Jordan and Disability Rights: A Pioneering Leader in the Arab World. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 3(4).
Series:vol. 3, no. 4
Abstract:This article investigates Jordan’s rationale for assuming a leadership role on the disability rights issue in the Arab World. Tens of millions of people, including over ten percent of Arab families, are impacted and impoverished because of disability. To address this substantial challenge, the Jordan Royal family has leveraged Jordan’s tradition of openness and generosity coupled with one of the best educational systems in the Arab World to promote disability issues. As a result, Jordan is recognized by the international community as leading the Arab World in promoting disability rights. Jordan’s international and regional leadership on disability rights was recognized in 2005 when Jordan received the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Disability Award.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58331
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 3, No. 4


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